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Southern Missouri Area Sees Consistent Sales Tax Revenue Drop


 Southern Missouri Local Sales Tax Revenues Down

Although we’ve been hearing positive results from sales tax revenue collections in Texas, nearby southern Missouri doesn’t have as pretty a picture.

The Monett Times once again reports sales tax revenues as being below 2007 levels in some cases.

Monett – 30% lower than May 2011 – lowest amount in May since 2007.

Pierce City – 16% lower, though overall 2011-2012 11 month totals are ahead of last year by 5%.

Purdy – 33% lower, overall receipts are at their lowest level since 2007, though the 11-month fiscal year is ahead of last year by $2,200.

Verona – 44% lower, smallest amount brought in since 2004, and their 11-month total is only $1,200 more than last year’s collections at this time.

County Collections

Barry and Lawrence County together had a total that “…was the smallest amount received in May since 2007.”

The cities within Barry County saw “… a drop of 15 percent from a year ago.” Where Cassville’s “…total was up by $1,534.93 from a year ago…. [T]otals for Seligman and Wheaton were both down by 80 percent.”

Lawrence County cities saw a drop of 15 percent with Aurora having the “…smallest showing since 2007” and Mt. Vernon generating 30 percent less than a year ago.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”