BROWNSTOWN, Ind. — Officials in Jackson County are on the verge of enacting a local option income tax to help fund public safety and provide property tax relief. The proposed one-quarter of one percent tax was approved on the first reading this week.
The tax could generate up to $1.4 million for the city of Seymour and $1.2 million for Jackson County. Brownstown, Crothersville and Medora would also receive revenue from the tax.
If the tax is implemented, it would cost $9 every two-week pay period for someone earning $50,000 per year.
A hearing for public comment has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, at 6 p.m., in the courthouse annex on Walnut Street.