|PC sales tax to expire|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Friday, March 08, 2013 1:43 PM|
OTTAWA - The Putnam County Commissioners approved to end a one-quarter percent sales tax that was put on in 2009 for five years. By not renewing the tax, county taxpayers will save one and one-half million dollars in interest.
On Thursday, the commissioners approved the resolution after meeting with Putnam County Auditor Robert Benroth, who agreed that the sales tax does not have to be renewed.
The commissioners decided not to renew the tax because of the cut-backs they have made over the last five years and early pay-off on some debt. Over the past few years, county officials have been able to pay off extra amounts of debt for the jail and landfill.
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