SPOT tax to switch off
November 28, 2019
The county’s Specific Purpose Option Tax (SPOT) has reached its $6.25 million total and will be switched off at the end of December. This will reduce sales and use tax locally by one percent until such time as voters once again approve the sixth penny on their ballots.
The Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (SPOT), better known as the “sixth penny” or “one percent tax,” is an optional tax with a strictly defined purpose. The SPOT Tax has been use to raise extra revenue for counties and municipalities since it was authorized by the Legislature in 1984.
In Crook County, it is an ad...