Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2021
Kewaunee County Approves Half-Percent Sales Tax Extension
KEWAUNEE COUNTY, WI – Kewaunee County will continue its half-percent sales tax another five years following approval from the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors.
The County Board amended the Chapter 35 - Kewaunee County Sales & Use Tax Ordinance at its April meeting, extending the sunset date until December 31, 2026.
As of February 28, 2021, Kewaunee County has seen an additional $4,702,150.32 in revenue since the half-percent sales tax was first enacted, April 1, 2017. The decision to impose the extra sales tax was partially made to help make up for funds lost due to the Dominion Power Plant closure in 2013 and avoid increasing property tax levy.
“We’re still in an adjustment period by not having the extra revenue from Dominion Power Plant, and the half-percent County sales tax is helping keep the cost of living in Kewaunee County affordable,” said Scott Feldt, Kewaunee County Administrator. “To break it down, it’s an extra 50-cents on every $100 spent and not only are we seeing a benefit from residents who continue to make local purchases, but we’re also benefitting from Kewaunee County visitors who stay overnight, shop, and go out to eat.”
The Chapter 35 - Kewaunee County Sales & Use Tax Ordinance was set to expire December 31, 2021, if an extension was not approved.
The ordinance can be found on the Kewaunee County website at www.kewauneeco.org.