I made a purchase at a Castle Rock grocery store and noted there were 3 sales tax items shown: 4%, 3.9% & 2.9%. I thought Castle Rock’s sales tax was 7.9% total. What is the breakdown for this 10.8%?

Castle Rock’s sales tax is 7.9 percent. The receipt also indicates taxes charged by other jurisdictions, which, in some cases, tax items at a different rate than the Town. For example, the Town taxes food for home consumption (gallon of milk, loaf of bread etc.), but the State of Colorado and Douglas County do not. Therefore, for all food for home consumption, the only tax that should be applied is at the 4% rate. However, there are many things everyone taxes, such as laundry detergent, which would have a tax rate of 7.9%. The different rates are broken down by the grocery store’s system, which charges the correct tax on each item, according to the jurisdiction’s tax base. Therefore, it would be incorrect to add up all the percentages to 10.8 percent. Rather, the receipt shows a breakdown of various jurisdiction’s taxes.

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1. How much in annual revenue does the Town’s sales tax on food produce?
2. Can grocery tax revenue be used to help fund renewable water?
3. If the grocery tax was eliminated, would the Town have less resources for transportation needs?
4. How much in surplus funds does the Town have?
5. What services are funded by local taxes?
6. Is the Town responsible for all public services within Town boundaries?
7. Does the Town of Castle Rock help fund local schools?
8. How is the Town spending voter-approved TABOR revenue?
9. Can you explain why Founders Village is a special Tax district and how money from this tax district is used? Thanks.
10. What is the additional fee on purchases at the Promenade, and to whom does that go?
11. I made a purchase at a Castle Rock grocery store and noted there were 3 sales tax items shown: 4%, 3.9% & 2.9%. I thought Castle Rock’s sales tax was 7.9% total. What is the breakdown for this 10.8%?
12. Where can I find out about the Town’s budget?