A 1 percent sales tax dies and another one takes its place as the new year kicks off on Thursday.
The new Local Option Sales Tax approved by voters in July goes into effect on New Year’s Day for the Consolidated Government while a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for the Muscogee County School District is set to expire today. The total sales tax for the city would remain at 6 percent.
Finance Director Pam Hodge said the city should get its first check by March 20. Based on totals from a separate sales tax in use, the city should get an additional $2.5 million to $3 million from the new LOST.