Jackson Mayor Asks For City Income Tax


(WSAZ.com) -- For years, neighbors in Jackson have been able to live and work in town without having to file municipal taxes -- something that could be set to change. With city officials projecting a loss of more than $1 million in revenue for next year, Mayor Randy Evans is proposing a 1.5% city income tax.

Evans says the tax is necessary because the city is unable to make many more cuts. Evans believes with that tax, the city would gain an additional $2 million of revenue. He’s proposing using half the additional funds to keep the general fund untouched and using the other half to improve the city’s infrastructure.

The ordinance permitting a tax levy on the November ballot in Jackson has already gone through its first reading in City Council and will be formally voted on July 13th.


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