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Borough assembly advances sales tax code changes

 


Despite some talk of changes, the Petersburg Borough Assembly again voted during Monday’s meeting to pass six ballot measures that change the borough’s sales tax code.

Four of the changes involve the senior sales tax exemption, which exempts individuals more than 65 years old from paying the borough’s six percent sales tax.

One measure would establish a sunset date, December 31, 2019, when the exemption card would no longer be issued. However, those who already receive the exemption would continue to do so.

The sunset date ordinance failed during Monday’s meeting on its second read...



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