Council approves temporary sales tax increase for new police facility

Image above: Town of Marana Police Department

Town Council on April 28 approved a temporary ½ percent tax rate increase for certain transaction privilege tax classifications for the purpose of funding the design and construction, and furniture, fixtures and equipment of a new police facility.

The new rate takes effect July 1 and raises the tax rate from 2 percent to 2.5 percent on amusements, job printing, manufactured buildings, timbering and other extraction, publication, hotels, commercial rental, leasing and licensing for use, rental occupancy, rental, leasing and licensing for use of TPP, restaurants and bars, retail sales, transporting and use tax purchases.

The rate for communications and utilities adjusts from 4 percent to 4.5 percent.

The new rate takes effect July 1.

Classification Current Tax Rate Proposed Tax Rate
Amusements 2.00% 2.50%
Job Printing 2.00% 2.50%
Manufactured buildings 2.00% 2.50%
Timbering and other extraction 2.00% 2.50%
Publication 2.00% 2.50%
Hotels 2.00% 2.50%
Commercial rental, leasing and licensing 2.00% 2.50%
Rental occupancy 2.00% 2.50%
Rental, leasing and licensing for use of TPP 2.00% 2.50%
Restaurants and bars 2.00% 2.50%
Retail sales 2.00% 2.50%
Communications 4.00% 4.50%
Transporting 2.00% 2.50%
Utilities 4.00% 4.50%
Use Tax Purchases 2.00% 2.50%