The city of Grapevine is asking for a one cent sales tax increase for the November election. When I was first reading this information, I was think to myself how much of an increase that was and why would they need so much. Then I got to the numbers part of it, and the increase would put them even with the majority of the North Texas area at 8.25%.
Personally, I think all the areas should have the same tax rate as we all drive all the roads and we all go to the stores and restaurants in different cities. It's annoying when you go to one mall to buy something because you were just killing time in between appointments, but then they have to do a tax adjustment if you return it at another mall in a different city and/or county.
They said they're doing it to be able to connect Grapevine with the historic Ft. Worth stockyards in 30 minutes. Grapevine thinks this will help tourism. Whatever... it's about time they catch up with the rest of us paying taxes out the wazzoo.
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