FISHER, Ind. (WISH) — The town of Fishers has scheduled a gathering for Thursday, Oct. 6, to debate a proposed 1% tax on meals and drinks.
Underneath the proposal, town would use the tax proceeds to cut back town’s property tax levy for a specific yr. The tax would apply to meals and drinks offered by a service provider each on and off the premises.
“We’re doing the very best we are able to to cut back bills, which means doing our personal procuring after which including an additional 1% to small companies,” stated Cynthia Zimla, who works on the Agave restaurant.
Agave opened simply after the COVID-19 pandemic, however was unable to begin serving clients till lockdown restrictions had been lifted.
“They do not care if their gross sales are the identical or not, the taxes are nonetheless piling up, so we’re nonetheless attempting to pay the taxes that embody drinks, alcohol taxes after which they add an additional 1%,” Zimla stated.
Information eight reached out to Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness for an interview concerning the tax proposal, however was advised by a spokesman that he was unavailable for remark Wednesday night time.