Tax Central Alert: Brown County Football Stadium Sales Tax Ends September 30

August 6, 2015
The sales tax rate in Brown County will decrease after September 30, 2015. The current 5.5% Brown County sales and use tax rate will drop to 5% for sales and purchases made on or after October 1, 2015.

The 0.5% football stadium sales and use tax will be terminated because the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District’s reserves are complete.

Originally approved by voters in a Brown County referendum passed in the year 2000, the half-percent sales tax was used to help pay for the Lambeau Field redevelopment that transformed the stadium into what it is today. The Stadium District’s reserves are now fully funded and will continue to pay for related costs and expenses through January 1, 2031. The renovations to the stadium are expected to enable the team to achieve enough financial success to go forward without additional funding.

If you need more information, please contact any member of the Schenck State and Local Tax team at 888-556-5580.