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7/25/2012 8:41:00 AM
Letter: Chino Valley has highest tax rate of 'neighboring cities'

Editor:

In a recent article in the Chino Valley Review, Mayor Chris Marley and the city council discussed a possibility of raising the city sales tax in Chino Valley due to less revenue income.

Marley said that Chino Valley currently has the same city sales tax as three "neighboring" cities and one was actually higher. All city tax rates include State of Arizona 6.6 percent, and Yavapai County .075 percent.

I had the opportunity to discuss this with the mayor and he stated that Jerome and Sedona had the same tax rate as Chino. I told him most people would not consider the towns on the other side of the mountain as neighboring. The neighboring towns to Chino and their city tax rates are: Prescott (2 percent, total 9.35 percent); Prescott Valley (2.33 percent, total 9.68 percent); Dewey-Humboldt (2 percent, total 9.35 percent). All are lower than Chino's 3 percent, total 10.35 percent.

I could not find any city that was higher than Chino Valley. The town businesses are trying to survive. A raise in the sales tax will drive more people to the above mentioned cities.

Terry Hemmen

Chino Valley




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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Article comment by: Smart Shopper

Believe it or not the sales tax in California is less than the Prescott/Chino Valley area. When I visit my elderly mother in California I stock up on as much as I can as overall it costs less in California. This is sad as I left Californiain part because of the decline of the state andn over-taxation.

Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Article comment by: Crime wave

Gotta get the money to pay for those drones somewhere.

Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012
Article comment by: MIKE B.

THANKS " WE'RE TAXED. I NEEDED THOSE NUMBERS. TWO YEARS AGO I STOPED SHOPPING AND EATING IN PRESCOTT WHEN I SAW THEIR SALES TAX. I DO SHOP COSTCO & HOME DEPOT WHEN NEEDED.
THE ONLY STORE I SHOP IN CHINO IS SAFEWAY BECAUSE ITS HERE. OTHER WISE MY SHOPPINGS ALL DONE ON LINE. I'M ON A FIRST NAME BASES WITH THE UPS DRIVER. SOME ONLINE SELLERS AD ON SALES TAX SOME DON'T AND SOME HAVE FREE SHIPPING. TAX IS ABOUT 9% OR LESS. I ALSO SAVE BY NOT DRIVING TO PRESCOTT. 2 GAL OF DIESEL ROUND TRIP $ 7.00
DEMOCRATS THINK THE ANSWER TO MONEY OR LACK OF IS TO RAISE TAXES. ON THE OTHER HAND IF YOU PROMOTE GROWTH, MORE PEOPLE PAYING IN. MORE IN YOUR COFFERS


Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Article comment by: We're taxed enough

I've just been to CostCo and WalMart today. Both of them charge $9.35% State tax and 2.0% city tax, making a total of $11.35%.
Safeway in Chino Valley doesn't state the state and city taxes, just the amount. Walgreens 10.35% State tax and 3.% city tax. making a total of 13.35%
Does Chino Valley Council think that the city sales tax needs to go up? Lots more people will shop in Prescott and Prescott Valley, if Chino Valley puts the city sales tax up by even 1%. Perhaps if the Council dropped it back down to 2% or even 2.5%, to be competitive with the other 2 cities, more people would shop in Chino Valley.




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