Who pays sales tax?

Anyone who purchases taxable goods in Scotts Valley pays the sales tax, not just residents of Scotts Valley. 

It has been estimated that about 30 to 40 percent of the sales tax paid comes from non-residents. Scotts Valley provides shopping options for the greater region and for through-traffic on Highway 17.  These visitors use City streets and services, including Scotts Valley’s notable public safety. Thus, the sales tax is paid by a wider range of people, who all benefit from City services.

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1. What is Measure Z?
2. What would the new funds be used for?
3. What happens if the tax doesn't pass?
4. What items are charged sales tax?
5. Who pays sales tax?
6. How much will this cost families on average each year?
7. How is the sales tax spent in the City?
8. What is the sales tax rate? Who gets it?
9. If the sales tax does not pass, could others get the tax instead of Scotts Valley?
10. How else will the City address the need for more revenue?
11. How does the loss of Kmart and businesses like Scotts Valley Sprinklers hurt our needed revenue?