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Talking taxes

Crook County entities keen to see SPOT tax appear on this year’s ballot


February 13, 2020

The Specific Purpose Sales Tax (SPOT) has become a topic of discussion for both the Moorcroft and Pine Haven town councils. This tax is the sixth penny added to the obligated four cents and general purpose fifth cent tax in Wyoming.

Unlike those taxes, however, voters do not authorize it to run for a set amount of time. Instead, the request placed on the ballot is for a specific amount of money, which is then collected only until the total has been reached.

SPOT is considered crucial for municipal infrastructure throughout the state and, in Crook County, entities feel the tax is particular...

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