By Paul Schmitt
Retailers and businesses in Kewaunee County are starting to collect the 0.5 percent sales tax this weekend after it was passed last fall by the Kewaunee County Board. The funds will help offset the revenue the county lost when Dominion Power Plant ceased operations in 2013. Jim Rabas, president of Algoma Motors, says he believes it will not impact negatively impact his business.
Rabas says if someone wants to buy a new car, a half-percent sales tax will not deter them from buying it. The county sales tax is expected to raise $750,000 per year and is set to expire in 2021.