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Officials continue to sift through excess sales tax charges


Last updated 8/5/2020 at 11:44am

Last week this paper reported on how multiple businesses, including both Fountain Walmarts, are currently charging too much sales tax despite the fact that the local sales tax rate decreased in January.

On July 30, the day after the story was published, one of this paper’s readers purchased items at the Walmart on Highway 85/87 and found his receipt showed the old 7.88 tax rate. He spoke to at least one employee about the matter, and was informed that the Walmart location had not received any notification about the new tax rate. This reporter contacted the Walmart store, but supervisors...

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