QUESTIONABLE SALES TAX Huntington's Municipal Sales Tax Is Raising Questions For Shoppers At Wal-Mart
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Chris Mazivanhanga
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Jan. 2, 2012 10:24 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 2, 2012 10:31 PM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Huntington's Municipal Sales Tax went into effect Sunday, adding an extra one percent to goods purchased at businesses within the city limits.
Wal-Mart on Route 60 just outside Huntington's city limits has tacked on the tax and that has Nazem Abbess asking why.
Abbess says, "The sales tax is for businesses in Huntington and Wal-Mart isn't in the city limits. So, they're charging a tax they shouldn't be charging in the limits of the city. If that's the case, what are they doing with the money?"
Eyewitness News contacted Wal-Mart's headquarter and was told the company is checking into the matter with the tax department.
Huntington's new Municipal Sales Tax is designed to help make up for the reduction in the B & O taxes the city now offers to new businesses who might set up shop in town.