City tax proposal to appear on Benton Harbor ballot - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

City tax proposal to appear on Benton Harbor ballot

Posted:

Residents and employees in Benton Harbor could see an increase in their tax burden come November. 

The Benton Harbor city council voted 6 to 2 with one abstain to put a city income tax proposal on the November ballot. 

If it passes, residents would pay a one percent tax on income.  Non-residents who work in the city would also pay a tax.  It would only be one-half a percent for them. 

Proponents argue the tax will help eliminate some of the city's debt.  Those who oppose it say it will drive out businesses and workers.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.