Local County Sales Tax Shows People Are Still Shopping During COVID 19

The most recent sales tax receipts reveal that the coronavirus pandemic has not kept citizens from spending money. The county’s use-tax revenue that is brought in by online and out-of-state purchases which are taxable has gone up significantly for the third straight month. Data in which city officials revealed on Tuesday proves the county’s half-cent sales tax brought in a total of $676,198.33 during the most recent collection period which lasted from around late May until late June. This is nearly $4,000 more than the tax brought in at this point last year. So far this year, the county’s tax on retail sales has brought in a total of $4,504,768.73, more than the total of $4,447.041.49 that was brought in at this point last year. The sales tax revenue in which the county received this week was based on retail sales that were taxable that brought in a total of $135,239,666 during the most recent collection period. Through the first half of this year the use tax has provided the county a total of $1,032,384.63 than it provided through the first half of last year.

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