“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.