Scottsdale vice mayor looks to abolish ‘regressive’ sales tax on groceries

Sales_taxBy Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent

Scottsdale Vice Mayor David Smith says he is on a mission to abolish a local sales tax he deems regressive and a burden to the community’s most vulnerable population — the working poor and elderly.

Scottsdale City Council Tuesday on Jan. 26 voted 5-2 to take 1.1 percent of the 1.65 percent retail sales tax assessed on all grocery sales within city limits — a total of about 7.8 million this fiscal year — and funnel those dollars into the capital improvements budget forecast.


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