Monthly sales tax receipts down

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General sales tax received by the county in March was down more than one-tenth compared to a year ago.

Sales tax on January sales was $50,233, down from $56,020 in 2012.

However, because of a payment triple the usual size for November sales, sales tax collections for the first three months of 2013 remain 66.1 percent above 2012 levels.

So far, the county has received $266,123 in general sales tax, up from $160,209 for the first quarter of 2012.

Sales tax for the jail bonds was $44,174, down from $49,677.

 

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