Prepared food tax moves to full council

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Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 7:05 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - An ordinance that would levy a 2 percent tax on prepared food in the city of Jonesboro moves to the full city council.

The Jonesboro Finance & Administration Council Committee introduced ORD-21:046 Tuesday night in a meeting.

The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission requested the tax because of interest to bring a sports complex to Jonesboro.

The tax would apply to any business that sells prepared food or drinks in the city through a 2 percent tax on gross revenues.

If approved by the Jonesboro City Council, the tax would begin starting Jan. 1, 2022.

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