Sales Tax Increase & Use Tax
Many people are aware of the financial struggles of Huachuca City, and the current efforts by Town Council and Town staff to remedy this situation. Staff, thru Council action, has reduced the Town deficit 65% thru spending cuts, sales, surplus equipment, and proper spending practices since January 2018.
However, even with these positive changes the Town must continue to increase its revenue. Huachuca City has for years, had the lowest sales taxes in Cochise County, and the lowest in the State of Arizona.
After much deliberation, Town Council agreed with with staff’s recommendation and voted on September 13, 2018 to increase the sales tax to 1.9%, effective December 1, 2018.
These increases equate to 1.9 cents on the dollar purchased, vs the old rate of 1.5 cents on the dollar purchased.
In addition, the Town established a Use Tax on Purchasing and Inventory at 1.9% which will go into effect on December 1, 2018.
Huachuca City will continue to have the lowest sales tax rate in Cochise County.
If you have questions regarding the upcoming tax increases, please contact the Town Manager. You can also find a summary of what Tax categories are changing on our website at https://www.huachucacityaz.gov/
Matthew C. Williams
Town of Huachuca City, Arizona