|City of Dallas|
|Just remember, the green fee at Tennison Memorial is $35, plus 8.25 percent in sales tax.|
Combs, according an item added to this week's City Council agenda, "has recently concluded that the golf pros' charging golfers green fees were taxable events." So, her office went after the golf pros for unpaid sales taxes, who in turn said the taxes are city's responsibility.
And the city is taking responsibility, to the tune of a $400,000 settlement that will clear the books with the Comptroller's office. The council will vote on whether to approve the settlement on Wednesday.
The loophole, however, has already been closed. Says so on the city's golfing website, complete with random capitalization: "ATTENTION GOLFERS Effective Monday, July 23, 2012 STATE SALES TAX WILL BE INCLUDED IN ALL City of Dallas GREEN FEES."