Wyoming – Voters will be asked to approve extra 1% sales tax

Park County voters will decide in November whether they want to approve an additional 1% sales tax to help fund the Powell, Cody, Meeteetse and county governments.

Wyoming has a 4% sales and use tax for all counties, but counties may add another percent on top of that with voter approval. Voters in November will consider a general purpose tax, meaning the revenue it raises can be used for any governmental purpose.

Based on the most recent 1% tax, it could raise upwards of $7 million per year; the county expects that it would get roughly $3.3 million a year.

The general election is Nov. 3.

For more information: Powell Tribune

Powell tribune
by Kevin killough and cj baker
June 18, 2020