Proposition A

Ballot propositionWhether or not to reauthorize the local sales and use tax in the City of Forest Hill at the rate of one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.

Si reautorizar o no el impuesto local sobre las ventas y el uso en la ciudad de Forest Hill a una tasa de un cuarto del uno por ciento del impuesto sobre las ventas y el uso para continuar proporcionando los ingresos para el mantenimiento y la reparación de las calles municipales. El impuesto vence en el cuarto aniversario de la fecha de esta elección a menos que se vuelva a autorizar la imposición del impuesto.
If I vote FORThe town will continue to collect a 0.25% sales tax to fund street maintenance and repairs, for the next four years.
If I vote AGAINSTThe existing 0.25% sales tax will expire and the town will need to find another source of revenue to pay for street maintenance and repairs.
Tax consequencesIf the proposition passes, the sales tax rate in Forest Hill will remain the same. If the proposition fails the sales tax rate will go down by 0.25%.
What is a sales and use tax?This is the formal name for a sales tax. Individuals pay sales taxes on most goods and services in Texas.
What is the current sales tax rate?The base rate for the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. However, local government agencies (cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit authorities) can hold elections to increase the sales tax in their area. By law, the maximum sales tax rate (including state and local sales taxes) is 8.25%.
The current sales tax in the City of Forest Hill is 8.25%, of which 0.25% funds street repair and maintenance.
ResourcesContact City Secretary
aanderson@foresthilltx.org
817-568-3040

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