ARTICLE 46 SALES TAX REFERENDUM

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6 November, 2018

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ARTICLE 46 SALES TAX REFERENDUM

LOCAL SALES TAX REFERENDUM ON THE 2018 BALLOT

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners have committed to funding a new Hall of Justice at the cost of $120 million and are seeking ways to increase funding for teachers and school needs. Voters have a decision on how to fund these issues this election year by voting on the Sales Tax Referendum.

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Image Description June 6, 2018

Budget Workshop AM

Image Description June 6, 2018

Budget Workshop PM

Image Description July 26, 2018

Referendum Discussion

Image Description August 2, 2018

Referendum Vote

Image Description September 27, 2018

Excess Funds Discussion

Image Description October 4, 2018

Excess Funds Vote

A Vote For

A vote “FOR” the sales tax referendum on November 6, 2018

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An estimated $14 million in new tax revenues generated per year

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Does not apply to groceries or gas

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The cost is 1 extra penny for every $4 in purchases

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Paid by everyone who buys goods and services in Forsyth County, including both County residents and out-of-county visitors.

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The County Commissioners have committed a portion of the estimated $3 million in excess revenue to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (likely for teacher salary supplements).

A Vote Against

A vote “AGAINST” the sales tax referendum on November 6, 2018

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Forsyth County property tax rate increased by estimated 3.1 cents per $100 valuation

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The cost is $46.50 for a $150,000 home

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Paid by Forsyth County homeowners, renters, real estate owners, and registered vehicle owners

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