How much in annual revenue does the Town’s sales tax on food produce?

Grocery tax revenue came in at about $10.54 million in 2022, making up 14% of the $73.3 million in total sales tax revenue for the year. Grocery tax only applies to food purchased at the store and then eaten at home. Other items such as paper goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries and even foods that can be immediately consumed, such as prepared sandwiches, are taxed the same as all tangible personal property.

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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 reserve 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. Can you explain why Founders Village is a special Tax district and how money from this tax district is used? Thanks.
9. What is the additional fee on purchases at the Promenade, and to whom does that go?
10. 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%?
11. Where can I find out about the Town’s budget?
12. What is the Parks and Recreation Lodging Tax Fund?