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Maryville leaders seek sales tax increase

6:36 PM, Aug 23, 2013   |    comments
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A proposal to increase the sales tax could soon go before Maryville residents.

The Maryville City Council approved a measure on first reading Thursday night to increase the sales tax rate half a percent from 9.25 to 9.75. That's the maximum allowed in the state.

City leaders estimate that will bring in an extra $2.5 million each year. Half the money would go to the school system, the other half would go in the city's general fund.

The council will consider the proposal on a second reading next month. If they approve it, the proposal will go to voters in a referendum on the November ballot.

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