Proposed Tax Increase

You could be paying more when you shop starting next year. A Kentucky lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would increase the state sales tax.

Rep. John Sims Jr., a Democrat from Flemingsburg, pre-filed House Bill 28 last year.

The bill would raise the sales tax in the state to 8 percent on or after January 1st, 2021.

The bill would increase some property and vehicle taxes as well.

HB 28 was introduced in the House to the Appropriations and Revenue Committee.

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