How will the sales tax impact my wallet?

On a $100 shopping bill, these two sales taxes would cost you 50¢. For a $10 fast food purchase, it’s just 5¢, or just 3 pennies on a $6 latte.  For an average family of four, that's approximately $105 annually on groceries. A pretty low rate to ensure your streets are maintained and you have quality fire, police, and emergency medical services. These are sales tax renewals which means they are currently in effect now and there will be no additional impact on your wallet if these sales taxes are approved by voters.

In comparison, the equivalent amount in property taxes would be 12 mills, or $276 in property taxes annually on a $200,000 home.

A sales tax spreads the cost of services across a larger customer base, lowering the individual's cost for service and keeping property taxes low.

Source: Consumer Expenditures Survey - 2021, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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1. What is the ballot question for the proposed sales tax?
2. Why use a sales tax instead of another type of tax?
3. Will the sales tax rate increase if these are passed by the voters?
4. What will the City do if the proposed sales tax does not pass?
5. If approved, how much revenue will these sales taxes create?
6. How will the sales tax impact my wallet?
7. How does the sales tax rate in Bonner Springs compare to other nearby cities and shopping areas?
8. How has the City used the proceeds of the current sales tax since 2013?
9. What will the proposed sales tax be used for and does it address our community’s needs?
10. How does the public know that future spending commitments will be met?
11. Will the City lose business if these sales taxes are passed by voters?
12. How does the City decide which streets will be funded?
13. How much would it cost to fully fund all of the City’s street maintenance needs?
14. Will you use these funds to improve 138th Street or Metropolitan Avenue?
15. Will you use these funds to improve my water?
16. How can we expect the City to manage the sales tax project funds?