Contact: Jason Gage, City Manager
Sales Tax Rate to Change from 8.4% to 8.75% on October 1, 2016
On April 20, 2016 the Saline County Clerk’s Office mailed to Salina voters a
sales tax election ballot. It asked voters to replace the City of Salina’s
current 4/10th (.40%) cent capital improvement sales tax with a 3/4th of a cent
(.75%) capital improvement sales tax for a term of 20 years.
The sales tax increase was approved, so the rate will change from 8.4% to 8.75%
on October 1, 2016. This investment will ensure that Salina can serve its
residents and businesses well, while also preserving future viability in north
central Kansas. The increase equals 35 cents per $100 spent, and nearly
one-third of the revenue is estimated to come from outside of our community.
Priorities for the sales tax are:
- Improving neighborhood
streets and drainage;
- Preserving a
"stable" property tax rate;
- Ensuring a quality park
- Constructing and
maintaining community improvements;
- Funding equipment for
- Repayment of future
bonds for large projects; and
- Attracting quality
are reminded to update their point of sale systems so the increased rate is
applied beginning October 1.
For more information about the sales tax increase, call
(785) 309-5700 or visit www.salina-ks.gov/salestax.