Taxes

Property Taxes

Great Bend has a longstanding record of fiscal responsibility based upon sound financial planning and budgeting.

County Sales Tax

The City receives revenues from a 1% County Sales Tax. This money goes into the City’s General Fund and reduces property taxes.

1/2% City Sales Tax

The 1/2% city sales tax was approved by referendum and the collections began on April 1, 2015. Money received from this tax is split three ways: 45% for Capital Improvements, 20% for economic development incentives, and 35% for property tax relief.

1/4% City Sales Tax

The 1/4% city sales tax was approved by referendum and the collections began July 1, 2018. The tax will pay for the street replacement, maintenance, and repairs throughout the City.

.15% City Sales Tax

The .15% city sales tax was approved by referendum and the collections began April 1, 2022. The tax will pay for the costs of Quality-of-Life purposes, improvements, and initiatives throughout the city, including the payment of financing costs related thereto, and to provide property tax relief.

.10% City Sales Tax

The .10% city sales tax was approved by referendum and the collections began April 1, 2022. The tax will for the costs of police station improvements, , including the payment of financing costs related thereto, and to provide property tax relief.

.20% City Sales Tax

The .20% city sales tax was approved by referendum and the collections began April 1, 2022. The tax will pay for the costs of financing the operations of the City’s Police and Fire departments, including the funding of the pension plans therefor, and to provide property tax relief.

Transient Guest Tax:

The Transient Guest Tax in Great Bend is 6%, this is a tax only paid by lodging accommodations, such as hotels, motels, and bed-and-breakfast establishments, for guests staying for a short period. This tax is also commonly known as a hotel tax or occupancy tax. The revenue generated from the Transient Guest Tax is used to fund the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau (5%) and the Great Bend Events Center (1%).