BELOIT, Kan. (AP) A misunderstanding over a required waiting period has delayed the start of a 0.3 percent sales tax in Beloit.
City voters approved the sales tax in June. The tax would bump the total sales tax in the city from 8 percent to 8.3 percent — to pay for a new pool, estimated to cost about $3.9 million.
Plans were to begin collecting the tax Oct. 1, which is Saturday. But The Salina Journal reports that the Kansas Department of Revenue has told officials that a 90-day waiting period is required after the city passes an ordinance to impose the tax.
The Beloit City Council didn’t pass an ordinance until Monday, so city officials will wait until Jan. 1 to begin collecting the sales tax.