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Alabama County Shows Sales Tax Revenue Growth


Covington County, Alabama reports that “Sales taxes collected in Covington County for March show signs of an improving local economy, with Andalusia, Opp, Florala and the county each reporting collections up from the same month last year.”

Andalusia reported an increase of just less than 1 percent from 2011 collection for March sales.

Opp, Alabama attributed their gain to the “Rattlesnake Rodeo” event, though their actual gains were not measurable due to a computer issue.

Covington County was up over last year, however, the year-to-date collections show a 1.15 percent drop.

Florala Mayor Robert Williamson reports, “…an influx of new businesses has helped to increase sales tax collections slightly,” and he expects that trend to continue with “…the addition of a new package store and a new title loan company opening their doors.”

Florala’s sales showed an increase of $3,000 over last year’s collections and a $10,000 increase for year-to-date totals.

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