Edgerton ranks below Gardner and Spring Hill on combined sales tax rates.
Edgerton’s combined rate is 8.975, and both Gardner and Spring Hill combined rates are 9.475.
Edgerton collected about $100,000 more in sales tax revenue this year. The total was $852,533 for 2020 and in 2019 it was $747,277.
“Because we have so many businesses that are considered essential, the City of Edgerton did not see the sharp declines that impacted many other cities. We remain in excellent financial shape to begin 2021.” said Donald Roberts, mayor.
Sales tax revenue increased in 2020 over 2019, Roberts continued. Edgeton’s sales tax base includes companies that saw an increase in business due to the pandemic and continued to purchase taxable goods and services.
Questions sent Gardner Jan. 8 regarding the amount of sales tax collected in 2020 had not been answered at press time. However, in October, Matt Wolff, finance director, told the city council sales tax was up 7.4 percent while the county was down 32 percent. He said the City Use Tax was also up by 20.7 percent. Wolff said the city is approximately $180,000 ahead in the budget with 75 percent of the General Fund used at that point.
Randy Gregoryck, council member, said he wanted to know what drove the sales tax to 7.4 percent. At that time, Wolff said it was the Market Street project and online sales for the city use tax because more people are at home because of the pandemic. “We were astonished how much it had gone up,” he said.
Olathe’s sales tax rate of 9.475 is the same as Gardner and Spring Hill; which is above Lenexa at 9.35, Overland Park at 9.100 and Kansas City, Kan., at 9.100, according to salestax.com.
In 2020, Kansas ranked tenth in the state in sales tax at 6.5 percent; average when combined with local sales tax is 8.67 percent.
Sales Tax Rate
Overland Park 9.100
Spring Hill 9.475
KS, JoCO, Local