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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Sixth-penny tax to be removed soon


January 17, 2018


People Editor

The Special Purpose Use Tax, also known as the sixth-penny tax, will stop April 1.

During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, Chairman Reid West said Sweetwaer County treasurer Robb Slaughter is sending a letter to Kim Lovett, of the Excise Tax Division of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, requesting the collection of the Special Purpose Use Tax stop as of April 1, 2018.

The $81.2 million tax was voted on and passed in the 2012 election and the tax then started on April 1, 2013, so it took Sweetwater County five years to collect...

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