How Your Tax Dollars Are Spent

The Finance Department is the steward of both the property tax and sales tax revenues collected by the city. These revenues are used to fund city services and run day to day operations of the city.

Sales Tax


The City Sales Tax rate is 8.6% of gross sales. Sales tax revenues are used to support several taxing entities including the city, state, and county, as well as several special interests.

One percent of the all City Sales Tax revenues are used to finance city programs and services. City Sales Tax is the largest general government revenue source for the city.  In addition, 1/2 of a percent of the sales tax revenues is allocated for the Transportation Sales Tax, which is used solely to finance transportation improvements, such as streets and another 1/2 of a percent of the sales tax revenues is allocated for the Public Safety Sales Tax, which is used solely to finance Public Safety operations.  In April 2017, voters approved a 1/2 of a percent sales tax to fund deferred maintenance in our parks for five years.
Taxes
Percentages
City Sales Tax
1%
City Transportation Tax
0.5%
City Public Safety Sales Tax
0.5%
City Parks Maintenance Tax 0.5% 
State
3%
County
0.5%
Stadium Sales Tax
0.375%
State (Proposition C)
1%
Conservation
0.125%
Soil Conservation
0.1%
Drug Task Force
0.25%
Central Jackson County Fire Protection District/Prairie Township Fire Protection District
0.5%
Kansas City Zoo Tax
0.125%
Children's Services Fund 0.125%
Total
8.6%

View the Pie Chart of Revenue Distribution (PDF).

Property Tax


The Property Tax rate is $8.8979 of every $100 of assessed property value. The city's portion of the $8.8979 is $0.7281. Of the $0.7281, $0.5759 goes to the General Fund for general government purposes and $.15 pays debt service on general obligation bonds in the General Obligation Bond Debt Service Fund.
Organization
Dollar Amount
City of Blue Springs
$0.7281
CJCFPD
$1.1762
Board of Disabled Services
$0.0738
Metropolitan Community College
$0.2339
Mid-Continent Library
$0.3153
Mental Health
$0.1201
R-4 School District
$5.7286
Jackson County
$0.5025
Blind Pension
$0.0300
Total
$8.9085

View the Pie Chart of Revenue Distribution (PDF).