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Assembly to discuss changes to sales tax code, exemptions


The Petersburg Borough Assembly will discuss changes to the borough’s sales tax code after Sue Flint, Sales Tax Committee Chair, presented it's recommendations last week.

After months of discussion, the committee recommended two changes to Petersburg’s sales tax code—increasing the sales tax cap to $1500 and requiring PFDs, instead of driver’s licenses, as proof of residency for senior sales tax exemption cards.

There was a long list of exemptions, such as pull-tabs, fish box tax and-- the most contentious issue-- senior exemptions, which the committee did not ultimately recommend...

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