North Little Rock schedules sales tax election | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

North Little Rock schedules sales tax election

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 7:16 AM

The North Little Rock City Council voted unanimously Monday night to schedule a special election Aug. 8 on a one-cent increase in the city sales tax. The city currently assesses a penny per dollar, which makes an 8.5 percent sales tax rate with state and county taxes on covered items. Add three percent on restaurant meals or hotel rooms.

The city has been dipping into reserves the last couple of years to meet a budget that has included employee pay raises.

The tax on the ballot in August would be split — a half-cent as a permanent increase and a half-cent for five years for construction projects.

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