What is SPLOST?
SPLOST is the special purpose local option sales tax of one penny for each dollar spent on retail purchases in Catoosa County for goods like clothes, appliances, and electronics.
SPLOST Frequently Asked Questions
SPLOST is paid by everyone who shops in Catoosa County – visitors and residents. By law, SPLOST funds must be used for capital improvement projects, not day-to-day government operations. SPLOST helps to fund things in our county such as parks, recreation facilities, public buildings, sewers, and equipment for Police, Public Works, and Public Utilities.
No. It would renew the existing SPLOST, which has been in place since 2019 and expires on June 30, 2024. SPLOST was first approved by Catoosa County voters in 1994 and has been renewed ever since. If voters approve the 2024 SPLOST, it will take effect July 1, 2024, and continue through June 30, 2030.
No. SPLOST was first approved by voters in 1994 and has been in place for 30 years. It has no effect on property taxes because SPLOST is a consumption tax that is only charged on goods purchased in Catoosa County – no matter where the buyer lives.
SPLOST applies to all transactions covered by state sales tax. Regardless of where a shopper lives, the tax is charged on goods purchased in the County.