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Legal No. 372 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CITY OF FLAGSTAFF TAX CODE CHANGES (POSSIBLE INCREASE IN THE USE TAX RATE) The City of Flagstaff hereby gives notice pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15 of a proposed Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. increase in the use tax rate from 1% to 2.281%, for the purpose of raising revenue City Council Chambers to help pay for expenses of the City, including its unfunded liability for police and fire 211 W. Aspen Avenue fighter pensions. Flagstaff, Arizona 86001 The Flagstaff voters have already approved a base local transaction privilege tax rate of A second reading and adoption of an ordinance to amend the City Tax Code to enact the 2.281% effective July 1, 2019. The majority of the revenues generated by this tax are use tax rate increase may occur following the public hearing. dedicated for public transportation, roads and trails related activities. A schedule of the proposed increased use tax that includes the amount of the tax and a The City proposes to amend the City Tax Code to impose a tax rate of 2.281% on written report or data that supports the increased tax is attached, and a copy has been storage or use in the City of tangible personal property for which an equivalent tax has placed on file with the City Clerk. not been paid (“use tax”). A use tax is similar to the local transaction privilege tax, and Please contact Sandy Corder, Revenue Director, (928) 213-2252 if you have any is classified as “an affiliated excise tax.” A use tax is not paid in any circumstance when questions. The City Tax Code is part of the City Code and can be found on the City an equivalent local transaction privilege tax has been paid. In other words, there is no website, www.flagstaffaz.gov. The Arizona Department of Revenue is responsible for “double taxation.” administration of local tax collection, and maintains information about both state and A first reading of an ordinance regarding the proposed use tax rate increase may local taxes on its website, www.azdor.gov. occur at the public meeting of Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Submitted by: Sandy Corder, Revenue Director Chambers. This notice is posted on the homepage of the City website on Thursday May 2, 2019. The City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider approval of the proposed This notice has been distributed to other social media accounts and electronic use tax rate increase at the following date and time: communication tools of the City at least 60 days prior to July 2, 2019. Posted and distributed by: Jessica Drum, Communications Manager (928) 213-2061. Attachments: A written report or data to support the increased tax City of Flagstaff Summary of Proposed Use Tax Rate Increase General Fund City Code and Tax Schedule Reference Current Use Tax Customer Impacted Representative Sample Contact Revenue Director for Complete list Existing Tax Rate Proposed Tax Rate Justification/ Cost Basis Comparison 2.281% will generate approximately $1.6 million annually The City is considering ways to generate revenues for the purpose of raising revenue to help pay for expenses of the City, including but not limited to its unfunded liability for police and fire fighter pensions. The current unfunded liability exceeds $100 million. The local Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) rate is 2.281%. Effective August 1, 2019 City Code: Div 3-05-06 A tax on the use or storage of tangible personal property Nonstore Retailers - 454000 New Car Dealers - 441110 Electronic Shopping - 454111 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses - 454110 Grocery Stores - 445100 Medical Dental and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers - 423450 Building Material and Supplies Dealers - 444100 Miscellaneous Store Retailers - 453000 Other Personal Services - 812900 Computer and Software Stores - 443120 Other Direct Selling Establishments - 454390 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing - 339110 Direct Selling Establishments - 454300 Electronics and Appliance Stores - 443100 Unknown - 452110 Full-Service Restaurants - 722110 Automotive Parts Accessories and Tire Stores - 441300 Special Food Services - 722300 Telecommunications - 517000 Office Supplies and Stationery Stores - 453210 Other Computer Related Services - 541519 All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (Except Tobacco Stores) - 453998 Pharmacies and Drug Stores - 446110 Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing - 315200 Other General Merchandise Stores - 452900 1% generates approximately $700,000 annually PUB: June 11, 12, 13, 14, 2019 372

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