SPLOST IV (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax)

  • Your tax dollars make a difference in our children's future

    A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for education (Ed-SPLOST) is a countywide, one-cent (penny) tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum and is in effect for five years. A sales tax is based on consumption and is shared by all consumers. Estimates show that up to 30% of these funds are paid by non-Cobb County residents. If approved by voters, Ed-SPLOST is expected to collect $55.4M for Marietta City Schools to repay long-term bond debt; construct, renovate, and revitalize aging school facilities district wide to ensure a well-maintained and secure learning environment for students and staff at all campuses; and, keep pace with rapidly changing technology for student learning.