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89 percent of Montgomery County retailers may be excluded from bag tax

A proposal to scale back Montgomery County’s bag tax would cost the county up to 38 percent of its anticipated bag tax revenue next fiscal year.

Legislation introduced in April by County Council members Roger Berliner, Nancy Floreen and Craig Rice limits the 5 cent excise tax to carryout bags used at food stores, defined as any store where food consists of more than 2 percent of gross sales.
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The estimated 1,100 retailers that currently remit the bag tax include just 120 “food stores,” according to a county staff report is cheap oakley sunglasses sued in advance of a Tuesday public hearin cheap oakley sunglasses g. If the bill passes, 89 percent of all county retailers, who are responsible for only 38 percent of carryout bags, will cheap oakley sunglasses come out from under the 2 year old bag tax law.

The change, if implemented July 1, would cost the county an estimated $696,160 in fiscal 2014. If the amendment is effective Nov. 1 (more likely, given a council work session isn’t scheduled until July 8), the reduction would be slightly less $464,110.

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