2016 SPLOST Summary
On July 22, 2014, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved a referendum on a six-year one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that, if approved by voters, will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2016 thru Dec. 31, 2021. The current one-cent SPLOST expires on Dec. 31, 2015.
Cobb County currently has one of the lowest sales tax rates in Georgia (6 percent). The Nov. 4, 2014 referendum will allow voters to determine, upon expiration of the existing 1 percent sales tax, if a new 1 percent sales tax should be utilized for needed capital improvements involving parks, transportation, public safety, libraries, senior centers and other Cobb and city facilites.
$750,000,000 collected over 6 years
- $38,862,220 for county wide projects
- $526,241,957 for county projects
Each city in Cobb will receive a portion of the sales tax based on their population.
- $21,208,827 for Acworth city projects
- $6,725,280 for Austell city projects
- $31,602,891 for Kennesaw city projects
- $58,353,902 for Marietta city projects
- $14,231,720 for Powder Springs city projects
- $52,773,203 for Smyrna city projects