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Some merchants outside Charleston collect city tax

November 26, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Sissonville man says he was surprised when he ordered a pizza from a local restaurant and was charged a Charleston sales tax.

It turns out Tom Miller was not alone. Charleston officials say there've been problems with other businesses outside the city limits incorrectly assessing the tax.

City Council voted in March to impose a tax of a half-cent on the dollar to raise money for upgrades to the Charleston Civic Center. City Finance Director Joe Estep tells The Charleston Gazette ( he's gotten about a half-dozen calls about businesses incorrectly charging the tax. He thinks the problem could be with businesses that have Charleston mailing addresses but are not actually within city limits.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette,



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