JACKSON HOLE, WYO – April is disrespected month in many ways. It gets little love. “April showers…” et al.
In Jackson Hole, April is so distained as a shoulder season month, most everyone in the valley skedaddles to other parts of the world to can to escape the fickle weather and mud…endless mud.
April is also tax season. Procrastinators know the date all-too-well: April 15.
But take heart, there is good news this tax season. The deadline for filing returns will have three extra days added to it. The 15th falls on a Saturday this year, which pushes the deadline out to Monday, but that’s the day the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day (which is normally April 16, but that’s a Sunday so it’s moved to Monday). Still with us?
So, tax deadline day this year is Tuesday, April 18.
And that’s not all the good tax news. Beginning April 1, sales tax in Teton County dropped from 6 cents to 5 cents. Full funding for the voter-approved SPET project to fund $6 million toward the mitigation of Budge Slide has been collected so the rate went back down to 5 percent.
If at least one of the 10 propositions is approved in the May 2 Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) election, the tax rate will go back up to 6 cents on Oct. 1, 2017.