Sales tax increase effective July 1

Stevens County’s interlocal agreement with the City of Hugoton, regarding the one percent tax increase, has been approved by the Kansas Attorney General’s office.
The one-cent sales tax increase will go into effect Saturday, July 1.
Stevens County’s effective tax rate will be 9.0 percent as of July 1, 2017. For the next two years, the County will receive 100% of the increase, with the hope of easing the property tax burden on local taxpayers. After the first two years, the City of Hugoton will receive a portion of the sales tax increase.