Southern Missouri Area Sees Consistent Sales Tax Revenue Drop
- Jun 8, 2012 | Susan McLain
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.
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.