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Sales tax collections post gains
by Jebb Johnston
Apr 18, 2014 | 66 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sales tax collections generally rose across northeast Mississippi in the latest reported month.

Seven of 11 area municipalities posted gains as collections across the state rose almost 3 percent.

Collections in Corinth rose slightly — about half of 1 percent — during the month compared to a year ago. The city received $447,540.65 at mid-April, reflecting sales activity in local establishments during the month of February. Corinth has seen positive growth for five consecutive months.

The city’s year-to-date total of $3.278 million is up 3 percent, or about $109,000, from the same point a year earlier.

The 2 percent tourism tax on food and lodging in the city continued its up-and-down pattern. The tax generated $99,995.07 during the month, up 4 percent, or about $3,900, from a year earlier.

For the fiscal year, the tourism tax totals $628,395.55, up 2 percent from the same point a year earlier.

Other sales tax results from the region (percentages rounded):

• Booneville — $151,527.54 (less than 1 percent increase)

• Burnsville — $10,241.27 (-11%)

• Farmington — $3,167.10 (-10%)

• Glen — $1,744.40 (+2%)

• Iuka — $55,992.42 (-6%)

• Kossuth — $3,315.92 (+8%)

• Rienzi — $3,915.55 (+52%)

• Ripley — $97,987.14 (+1%)

• Tupelo — $1,480,744.33 (+5%)

• Walnut — $15,524.36 (less than 1 percent decrease)
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