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Sales Tax Update

  • Sales Tax Revenue: September 2008 Total Sales Tax Collections = $5.8 million, an increase of 5.2% compared to September 2007. There were several one-time payments and exceptions in September 2008. Sales tax collections increased 2.9% when adjusted for the 2008 exceptions. The September collections are $430,000 higher than the amount expected according to the sales tax seasonal pattern.
  • Use Tax Revenue: September 2008 Total Use Tax Collections = $740,000, a decrease of 11.3% compared to September 2007. The City is behind budget projections for the month by $242,000 when compared to historical data.
  • September 2008
    • Residential permits pulled: 88, 37 without remodels
    • Commercial permits pulled: 17, 0 without remodels
  • 2007
    • Residential permits pulled: 74, 25 without remodels
    • Commercial permits pulled: 27, 7 without remodels
  • Sales Tax license: 70 net new licenses were received in September.

For more in depth financial data, read the City’s monthly Financial Report.