Is this a new tax?

No; this is a renewal of an existing 3/4 of a cent sales tax which was approved by voters in 2002 and renewed in 2012 for another 10 years. Like all special sales taxes, it can only be approved for 10 years before needing to be renewed by voters. The tax will sunset (expire) again in July of 2022, so voters are being asked to renew the current sales tax to fund infrastructure projects for another 10 years.  

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1. Is this a new tax?
2. What type of projects does this tax support?
3. What type of projects will be funded by this sales tax in the future, if approved?
4. What is the ballot language?
5. What does your vote mean?
6. How long would this sales tax be in effect?
7. How much money is generated from this tax?
8. When does the current sales tax expire?
9. What is De Soto's current total sales tax rate?
10. How much more will this sales tax cost a De Soto resident?
11. How much does this sales tax impact the average shopper?
12. Why do we use sales tax to fund these types of projects?
13. Where can I get more information?
14. How do I vote?
15. When is the deadline to register to vote?
16. When are ballots due?
17. Why are we voting on this now?