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Osceola County Half-Cent Sales Surtax

January 4th, 2017 12:36 PM by Brent Ferry

Osceola County Sales Tax Increases From 7% to 7.5%

Effective January 1, 2017, the combined state and local sales and use tax rate for Osceola County is 7.5%.

The combined rate is composed of the 6% state sales tax plus the 1% local government infrastructure surtax and newly added 0.5% school capital outlay surtax.

The school surtax is effective January 1, 2017, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2036.

The Osceola County School Board approved a special resolution to add a referendum to the November ballot. The half-cent sales tax increase passed during the November 8th General Election. Osceola County residents voted 57.82% in favor of the surtax which is estimated to bring in $25 million dollars annually for the next 20 years. The surtax revenue can only be used to support capital projects for schools in Osceola County. Prioritized projects have been identified for 30 schools to include facilities maintenance such as HVAC, flooring, and paint as well as technology and security upgrades. The School District of Osceola County Facilities and Maintenance Departments have already initiated numerous improvements.

More information about the tax, updates, and school-by-school information can be found at http://www.osceolaschools.net/half-_cent_sales_tax/
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Posted by Brent Ferry on January 4th, 2017 12:36 PM

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