sales tax higher in Harrodsburg

sales tax higher in Harrodsburg

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Gottano

Danville, KY

#1 Jan 26, 2013
I did not know until I ate at one of your restaurants that all eating places in Harrodsburg charge a 9% sales tax. I think this is ridiculous. I thought the state of KY charged 6% sales tax across the board and I feel that it is ridiculous for a small community like Harrodsburg to charge 3% more. Did everyone out there realize that your sales tax was higher than surrounding communities?
Fed up

Winchester, KY

#2 Aug 20, 2013
Gottano wrote:
I did not know until I ate at one of your restaurants that all eating places in Harrodsburg charge a 9% sales tax. I think this is ridiculous. I thought the state of KY charged 6% sales tax across the board and I feel that it is ridiculous for a small community like Harrodsburg to charge 3% more. Did everyone out there realize that your sales tax was higher than surrounding communities?
Yes, some do. I doubt however, the druggies and pill heads who populate this sorry backwater care much. The tax is supposed to promote Harrodsburg via the tourism commission, although a town that can't even keep its namesake park and museum open even in summer gets much return on the tax, certainly not enough to justify the amount. I take almost all of my dining out to Lexington, and since I'm fortunate to travel often it doesn't have much impact on me. This town is dying slowly, the horrible schools, the apathy, and just a general sickness of it is why I'm selling out within the next year and heading south,
Foreal

Seymour, IN

#3 Sep 4, 2013
Ouch lmao
foreal

United States

#5 Sep 4, 2013
wut?
really

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 22, 2013
Gottano wrote:
I did not know until I ate at one of your restaurants that all eating places in Harrodsburg charge a 9% sales tax. I think this is ridiculous. I thought the state of KY charged 6% sales tax across the board and I feel that it is ridiculous for a small community like Harrodsburg to charge 3% more. Did everyone out there realize that your sales tax was higher than surrounding communities?
Crazy tax
Milpitas

Harrodsburg, KY

#7 Jun 22, 2015
Gottano wrote:
I did not know until I ate at one of your restaurants that all eating places in Harrodsburg charge a 9% sales tax. I think this is ridiculous. I thought the state of KY charged 6% sales tax across the board and I feel that it is ridiculous for a small community like Harrodsburg to charge 3% more. Did everyone out there realize that your sales tax was higher than surrounding communities?
The state levies a 6 percent tax on Harrodsburg restaurant food. The city of Harrodsburg levies a 3 percent tax on top of that. The restaurant bill plus the 6 percent state tax is calculated and the local tax bite comes out of that total making the total tax bill slightly higher than 9 percent. Half of that goes to the city of Harrodsburg and the other half goes to the tourist commission where they can spend it as they see fit. The tourist commission uses much of it to push Beaumont Inn and Shakertown, thereby allowing the chairman of the tourist commission, long held by one family, to use tax money to advertise their own business. Shakertown, which is not in the city of Harrodsburg and therefore does not collect the tax, also gets the lion's share of the advertisement.
Milpitas

Harrodsburg, KY

#8 Jun 22, 2015
Fed up wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, some do. I doubt however, the druggies and pill heads who populate this sorry backwater care much. The tax is supposed to promote Harrodsburg via the tourism commission, although a town that can't even keep its namesake park and museum open even in summer gets much return on the tax, certainly not enough to justify the amount. I take almost all of my dining out to Lexington, and since I'm fortunate to travel often it doesn't have much impact on me. This town is dying slowly, the horrible schools, the apathy, and just a general sickness of it is why I'm selling out within the next year and heading south,
Fort Harrod is open 5 days a week and the park itself is open every day. I visited there last month and the Fort is staffed by knowledgeable and courteous interpreters. I picked up some literature, some of which was produced by the Harrodsburg tourist commission. In that pamphlet Fort Harrods was barely mentioned and Beaumont Inn and Shakertown got the biggest praise. I do agree with you that more of this restaurant tax money would do more for the town if the namesake park was front and center.

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