On Jan 1, 2018, an additional one percent sales tax will go into effect at businesses within the City of Weston.
The tax was passed by the Weston City Council at their regular meeting in March.
Soon after the passage city officials received word from the West Virginia State Tax Commission that, due to issues with the city’s paperwork, the tax could not go into effect until July 1, 2018.
That decision, however, was reversed in August 2017 by an emergency rule decision from West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office.
The 1 percent sales tax will not be implemented on foods purchased from supermarkets, prescription medications, municipal utilities (water, gas, and electricity), rent and home payments/sales, gas for vehicles, and visits to the doctor, dentist, or lawyer.
“Now, with the 1 percent, we are taking another positive step forward for the city,” said Weston Mayor Julia Spelsberg.
“Replacing the 4th Street bridge, fixing some road slips in town, and repairing city roads are at the top of the list for our capital improvements. The finance department has done a great job informing businesses and answering questions on this issue so that we can start on Jan. 1.”