What is the sales tax rate in the City of Springfield?

The base sales tax rate is 8.1%. This includes state sales tax of 4.225%, the city sales tax of 2.125% and the county sales tax rate of 1.75%. The city sales tax rate of 2.125% includes a 1-cent General Sales Tax, 1/4-cent sales tax for capital improvements, 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax, and 3/4-cent Pension Sales Tax. In parts of the city there are special taxing districts such as Community Improvement Districts and Transportation Sales Tax Districts. In these special taxing districts, the sales tax rate will be higher.

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1. Why was the Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee formed?
2. When does the committee meet and are the meetings open to the public?
3. Does the committee approve the projects that are funded from the special sales taxes?
4. Where can I find a list of current projects that are funded by the 1/8-cent and 1/4-cent sales taxes?
5. How does the committee determine if the tax revenue is spent appropriately?
6. Does the committee report to City Council?
7. Who can I contact if I would like to ask the Committee members a question?
8. What is the sales tax rate in the City of Springfield?
9. Do the city sales taxes expire, or are they permanent?
10. Does the city collect sales tax from businesses located in the city?
11. How often does the state send the city sales tax revenue?