Sales tax receipts see July leap
For the fourth time in seven months, sales tax receipts have jumped by more than 20 percent compared to the same month a year ago.
July numbers registered a 21 percent spike, with every town except Seligman registering gains.
The seven Barry County cities generating sales tax received $561,319.13. Comparing the same taxes collected a year ago, that represented an increase of 12 percent.
Cassville received $91,339.33 from its one percent sales tax for general expenses, up $17,530.54 or 24 percent from a year ago. Receipts in Seligman, the only town not reflecting a gain, fell by 17 percent.
Purdy's 1-percent sales tax for general expenses also hit a new July record of $7,100.90, topping the 2008 record by more than $500. The sum grew by $3,081.71 or 77 percent over last July.
The July payment sent Purdy's 2014 general fund total past last year's pace for the first time by more than $2,000.
Monett's one percent sales tax for general expenses generated $191,508.29, a record for July, besting the 2011 mark by more than $2,000. The total surpassed last July's sum by $15,407.97. The three-month fiscal year total of $645,730.09 bested all other amounts for the period, except the record in 2008 before the economic downturn set in, which ran $26,000 higher.
Monett's 2014 general fund total has surpassed last year's pace by $35,000 or over 3 percent.
Barry County's two 1-percent sales taxes each produced $208,263 for the month, up by more than $48,000 or 30 percent from a year ago. The 2014 total topped last year's pace by 12 percent.
Barry County's 911 tax yielded $156,048 in July, up 30 percent from a year ago. The tax in 2014 has produced $815,452.83, nearly $300,000 or 54 percent more than a year ago.