Weirton Council Approves Local Sales Tax Under Home Rule

Dec 9, 2015

Taxable items and services offered by Weirton businesses soon will cost an additional penny on the dollar.

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The Weirton Daily Times reports that City Council voted on Monday to create a 1 percent municipal sales tax under the state's home rule program. The council also amended its business and occupation tax to eliminate a wholesale tax.

State law requires cities that impose a municipal sales tax to reduce business and occupation taxes.

Mayor Harold Miller says the sales tax is expected to generate $1.2 million to $1.5 million in revenue for the city.

Weirton is among 28 cities participating in the home rule program. The program shifts power from the state to the local level.