Ordinance 05152008A

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF A ONE PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF ELKINS, ARKANSAS; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO.

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Elkins, Arkansas (the "City"), has determined that there is a great need for immediate improvement of municipal services and for a source of revenue to finance such services; and

WHEREAS, Title 26, Chapter 75, Subchapter 3 of the Arkansas Code of 1987 Annotated (the Authorizing Legislation) provides for the levy of a one percent (1 %) citywide sales and use tax;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKINS, ARKANSAS:

Section 1: Under the authority of the Authorizing Legislation, there is hereby levied a one percent ( 1%) tax on the gross receipts from the sale at retail within the City of all items which are subject to the Arkansas Gross Receipts Act of 1941 , as amended (A.C.A. §26-52-101, et seq.), and the imposition of an excise (or use) tax on the storage, use, distribution or other consumption within the City of tangible personal property subject to the Arkansas Compensating Tax Act of 1949, as amended (A.C.A. §26-53-101, et seq., at a rate of lpercent (1%) of the sale price of the property or, in the case of leases or rentals, of the lease or rental price (collectively, the "Sales and Use Tax").

Section 2: That all ordinances and parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Section 3: That this Ordinance shall not take effect until an election is held on the question of levying the Sales and Use Tax at which a majority of the electors voting on the question shall have approved the levy ofthe Sales and Use Tax.

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