Sales tax increase at Foley’s Tanger Outlet Center starts Thursday

Prices at the Tanger Outlet Center in Foley will go up a half-percent Thursday when a new fee for mall stores and customers goes into effect.

After several months of negotiations, the Foley City Council voted Sept. 21 to approve the half-cent fee intended to pay for mall improvements and efforts to attract new businesses to the site. The addition will be collected in the same way as a city sales tax.

With the new charge added, mall customers will pay 8.5 cents on each dollar purchase. The tax rate for the rest of Foley is 8 percent, which includes a 2 percent city tax as well as county and state taxes.

Sales tax increase at Foley’s Tanger Outlet Center starts Thursday