Note: This information was published prior to the Public Safety Sales Tax vote in 2016.
What does a 1/4 cent sales tax mean to you?
The proposed sales tax would add 25 cents for each $100 spent on purchases in Johnson County. Here are a few examples of how the ¼ cent sales tax would impact purchases:
- A $20 t-shirt would add 5 cents
- A $400 television would add $1
- An $898 refrigerator would add $2.25
Click here for a listing of current sales tax rates within Johnson County.
Revenues are shared with cities
The State of Kansas requires any sales tax levied by the county to be shared among cities. The breakdown is 63 percent of sales tax revenue will come to the county to build a new courthouse and coroner facility, while 37 percent of the sales tax revenue goes to cities in Johnson County. This proposed 10-year sales tax would have to go back on the ballot for voter approval in order for it to be extended beyond 10 years.
|City||Over 10 Years|
|Mission Hills||$1.7 million|
|Overland Park||$42.7 million|
|Prairie Village||$5.4 million|
|Roeland Park||$1.8 million|