Johnson County shops still charging after sales tax expires
Written by Amie Steffeneicher, Internet Director - email
JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) -
Some businesses in eastern Iowa are still charging customers a sales tax that expired June 30, officials in Johnson County confirmed Thursday.
County auditor Travis Weipert sent out a reminder email Thursday to remind Johnson County businesses that they should only be charging 6 percent sales tax on taxable goods and services instead of 7 percent after the 1-percent tax expired June 30 of this year and was not renewed.
Weipert said he had "heard reports that some businesses are still charging 7 percent," according to his email.
Voters in Iowa City, Hills, Lone Tree, Oxford, Shueyville, Solon, Swisher, Tiffin and University Heights approved a 1-percent tax between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013.
No election was held to renew the tax, so it expired.
If you notice a business in Johnson County still charging 7 percent, contact the Iowa Department of Revenue at (515) 281-3114 or click here for more information.
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