Escambia County Alabama tax

New county tax goes into effect Saturday
Shoppers across Escambia County will begin paying an extra penny on their purchases when the county’s new sales tax goes into effect on Saturday, July 1. Officials of the cash-strapped county are projecting that the new levy will bring in “around $2.7 million” a year in new revenue. County Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins said Tuesday that commissioners and administrators are crossing their fingers that the one-cent levy will generate at…