|Ballot Proposition||Whether the City of Lake Worth Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for ten years and the Crime Control and Prevention District sales tax should be continued for ten years.|
|Proposición||Si el Distrito de Control y Prevención del Crimen de la Ciudad de Lake Worth continuará por diez años y el impuesto a las ventas para el Distrito de Control y Prevención del Crimen continuará por diez años.
|If I vote FOR||The Crime Control and Prevention District sales tax will remain in place for 10 years.
|If I vote AGAINST||The Crime Control and Prevention District sales tax will be eliminated.
|Tax Consequences||If the proposition passes, Lake Worth sales taxes will remain the same. If the proposition fails, the sales tax rate will go down by 0.25%.|
|What is a Crime Control and Prevention District?||Under Texas law, in counties with a population of 1 million or more, cities may hold elections to create a crime control and prevention district and impose a sales tax to finance it. District funds can be used to help fund police departments, neighborhood watch programs, school security, and other crime prevention activities.
|What is a Sales and Use Tax?||This is the formal name for a sales tax. Individuals pay sales taxes on most goods and services in Texas.|
|What is the Current Sales Tax Rate?||The base rate for the Texas sales tax is 6.25%. However, local government agencies (cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit authorities) can hold elections to increase the sales tax in their area. By law, the maximum sales tax rate (including state and local sales taxes) is 8.25%.
To find out what the sales tax rate is where you live, use the Texas Sales Tax Rate Locator. https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/atj/
|Resources||City of Lake Worth, Election Information
City of Lake Worth, Crime Control and Prevention Board