Do the city sales taxes expire, or are they permanent?
The 1-cent General Sales Tax is permanent. All of the other City Sales Taxes expire or sunset. The 1/4-cent Sales Tax for Capital Improvements sunsets on September 30, 2013, the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax sunsets on March 31, 2013, and the 3/4-cent Pension Sales Tax sunsets on March 30, 2015.

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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?