Check Your Sales Receipt

KIM RUPP The city of Hays sales tax dropped April 1st, but some businesses haven’t yet adjusted, according to Director of Finance Kim Rupp.

“We’ve had several calls to the city clerk’s office with complaints that some businesses are still charging customers the old rate,” he said in a Tuesday news conference.

“The citywide retailers half-cent sales tax ended April 1.  It was used to fund the new Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex.  The current Hays sales tax is 8.05%  and that applies to all businesses within the city of Hays.”

Although nearly all Hays retailers made the switch, Rupp suggests consumers contact the businesses if they have overpaid for a purchase, and ask for a refund.