The tax was approved in 2008 and is expected to collect $11 million. City Finance Director Kim Rupp says the voters approved $8 million for construction and the additional funds are set aside for continued maintenance.
Retailers need to start charging the 8.05% tax beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 1st. That tax rate is broken down with 6.30% going to the state and 1.75% to the city.
If Ellis County’s sales tax question is approved by the voters, the rate in Hays would again be 8.55%.