Sales tax receipts dip in November
Cassville revenues down 22 percent compared to last year
Sales taxes to Barry County and its cities saw an overall dip in November compared to last year.
The seven Barry County cities generating sales tax received $384,401.16. Not counting Monett’s new tax for the pool, the same taxes collected a year ago reflected a drop of 7 percent.
Cassville’s 1 percent sales tax for general bills produced $44,441.42, down $12,594.16 or 22 percent. Exeter saw its 1 percent tax yield $1,693.84, down $478.56.
The other three cities saw gains, though marginal ones. Seligman’s 1 percent tax generated $10,883.55, up $2,250.67 or 26 percent, reflecting the surge provided by Harp’s reopening the at the old Walmart Neighborhood Market location. Wheaton’s 1 percent tax yielded $3,418.43, up $194.60 from a year ago. Washburn’s 1 percent tax produced $965.38, up $100.12 from a year ago.
Monett’s two sales taxes supporting the general fund at a 1 percent rate generated $118,663.37 in November, the lowest November payment since 2011 and down $789.62 from a year ago. The drop was the third in four months, leaving the eight-month fiscal year general fund tally at $1,292,999, up a little more than $22,000 from last year’s pace.
This was the first month of collections for Monett’s new sales tax paying for the new aquatic center. The first payout totaled $2,643.62.
Monett’s 2017 sum of $1,783,758.50 held $52,000 or 3 percent higher than last November.
Purdy’s 1 percent tax for the general fund produced $5,311.68, up $1,955.12 or 58 percent from a year ago, the highest November payment since 2009.
Purdy’s five-month fiscal year sum of $28,045.78 is running ahead of last year’s pace by more than $5,300. The 2017 tally of $58,507.50 is ahead of last year by more than $3,000.
Barry County’s two half-cent sales taxes each produced $126,112, down $7,209.09, or 5 percent, from last year’s pace.
The sales tax supporting Barry County’s 911 service received $94,566.42 for the month, down $5,400 from a year ago. The 2017 sum of $1,413,387.02 is ahead of last year by $11,000 or almost 1 percent.