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Proposed increase to Vigo income tax includes public safety tax

A proposed increase to Vigo County's local income tax includes a portion that will benefit all taxing entities in the county that provide public safety.

Posted: Jul 19, 2018 2:10 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A proposed increase to Vigo County's local income tax includes a portion that will benefit all taxing entities in the county that provide public safety. The total proposed increase is for .75%. This includes a .25% Public Safety Tax. The Vigo County Commissioners say the county will use its portion of Public Safety Tax dollars to staff a new Vigo County Jail. The majority of the tax increase will be used to pay off bonds that will fund construction of a new jail. 

This includes a .20% correctional facilites tax, as well as a .25% special purpose tax. Both taxes will "sunset" or go away once the jail's bonds are paid off in 20 years.

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