Missouri Counties Show Sales Tax Revenue Drop
- May 8, 2012 | Susan McLain
Southwest Missouri counties and cities seem have less positive sales tax revenue results to report than other areas of the nation. According to the Monett Times, “Receipts have fallen into a pattern of up one month and down the next. April receipts reflected the smallest drop in the last six months, compared to the previous year.”
Monett is reported to have had the largest drop of all the towns in the area. Although “Monett’s general fund total was in the top range for April with other years,” the Times reports that “The city’s two sales taxes for the general fund generated $153,854.03, down nearly $20,000 or 11 percent from a year ago.”
Barry County cities’ collections were down 7 percent from last year’s revenue collections. Lawrence County cities were down 1 percent.
County revenues were mixed. Barry County’s “…two half-cent sales taxes each produced 3 percent less than a year ago,” and Lawrence County’s “…three half-cent sales taxes rose by 4 percent.”