Members of the Dupo Federation of Teachers present a check for $1,500 to the Daugherty Public Library. From left to right: union member Tiffany Sonnenberg; union member Beth Lenz; union member Larry Pelker; librarian Carol Brockmeyer; union president Robyn Conway; union member Lisa Nadler; and union member Andrea Schaefer.
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County School Facilities Sales Tax (CSFST)
What is the County School Facilities Sales Tax?
The County School Facilities Sales Tax (CSFST) is an alternative revenue source that shifts away from relying on property taxes for local school district funding. The sales tax is 1% spent on qualifying retail purchases* within the county. In Illinois, 47 counties have already passed the CSFST to provide additional revenue for their schools and communities and in many cases to help lower property taxes. In St. Clair County the 1 cent sales sales tax would bring in over $22 million for schools - reducing the reliance on the State of Illinois for revenue.
The sales tax revenue would allow Dupo to reduce our current tax rate by .24 to .32 cents annually saving approximately $150,000 to $200,000 in Bond and Interest payments. For example, a .32 cent abatement from Bond and Interest fund would reduce a homeowner's tax bill on a $125,000 home by $130.00.
In addition, we would use remaining funds on the following school facility projects: resurfacing Bluffview playground blacktop, resurfacing the high school track, roof repairs, HVAC repairs and updates, and other general maintenance projects.
* Items NOT subject to the tax include services, vehicles, mobile home, unprepared food, drugs, farm equipment and farm inputs.
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