Jackson's new 1 percent sales tax kicks in Sat.


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson's additional 1 percent local sales tax kicks in Saturday, but with a list of exemptions designed to be easy on the pocketbooks of low-income residents.

Food and medications are among items excluded from the additional tax

The Clarion-Ledger reports ( ) some 90 percent of city voters approved a referendum last month creating a one-cent sales tax on certain purchases that is projected to generate $12 million to $15 million annually toward a $2 billion citywide upgrade of Jackson's infrastructure.

Marlana Walters, owner of The Everyday Gourmet, is hopeful the infrastructure improvements will attract shoppers and new businesses to the city.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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