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Flower Mound to hold sales tax reauthorization election

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coinsFlower Mound residents have the opportunity to reauthorize the street maintenance dedicated sales tax this Election Day, November 3.

The street maintenance dedicated sales tax was initially authorized by Flower Mound voters in 2007 and reauthorized in 2011, due to the measure’s four-year reauthorization requirements. If approved, the sales tax rate will remain 8.25 percent in Flower Mound.

Since 2007, millions of dollars in street projects have been completed using funding from the street maintenance dedicated sales tax, according to town officials.

The Town of Flower Mound has nine street reconstruction projects and 16 street rehabilitation projects planned for the next four years, using dedicated sales tax funds, should voters reauthorize the measure.

Early voting begins October 19, and voters can visit www.votedenton.com for more information, determine their precinct number, and polling locations. On Election Day, voters must cast their ballot according to their precinct, which will direct them to the Flower Mound Police and Courts Building, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane, or the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane.

Here are some facts regarding sales tax:

  • Maximum combined sales tax rate in Texas is 8.25 percent
  • The State of Texas levies a sales tax of 6.25 percent
  • Municipalities may levy a sales tax of 1.0 percent for general fund and up to an additional 1.0 percent for dedicated purposes
  • Flower Mound’s current tax rate is 8.25 percent
  • If the Street Maintenance Dedicated Sales Tax is reauthorized, the sales tax rate in Flower Mound will remain 8.25 percent
  • Historically, more than half of sales tax collected is from non-residents

If you have questions about the Street Maintenance Dedicated Sales Tax Election, or general questions regarding dedicated sales tax, please visit www.flower-mound.com/dste2015 or call the Finance Department at 972.874.6020.

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