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New KY 6% Sales Tax Begins July 1; Tax Impacts Parks And Recreation Program Fees

The Kentucky state legislature enacted new tax measures this year which impact Parks and Recreation services.  Effective July 1, 2018 a 6% sales tax will be charged on admission/services/fees associated with statewide Parks and Recreation offerings that were not previously taxed.  The new sales tax was enacted with the passage of Tax Bill 487 on April 27, 2018.  Any unpaid rental or other park-related fees due to the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation events will be subject to this tax.  Any deposits associated with league entries or facility rentals will not be taxed, unless the deposit is part of the actual event entry fee, at which time the entire league/event fee will be taxed when paid in full.

The new sales tax applies to most all offerings through the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation, including admission fees to Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center.  The state’s Department of Revenue has determined that the Summer Adventure Day Camp fees are not subject to new tax.

If you would like to avoid this tax, please pay your outstanding invoice amount or submit a tax exemption form by no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.  Non-profit entities will be exempted from the sales tax by presenting the appropriate forms for future events.

As of July 1, 2018, the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation will conform to this new Kentucky law.  We appreciate the public’s understanding and cooperation as we work through this new sales tax together.

Please call the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290 with any questions.