FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

What Does the Local Sales Tax Apply To?

The local sales tax is imposed on all retail goods purchased within the corporate limits of the City of Westwood.  In addition to goods and items purchased at retail stores, a sales tax is levied against most utility services - like natural gas, electricity, and phone services.

If a Westwood resident spends on average $250 per month on utilities, or $3,000 per year, the proposed new ½-cent sales tax rate would be an additional $15 per year of sales tax, or an additional $1.25 per month.