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Sales Tax update

September Sales and Use Tax Collections

September sales tax collections are based on retail sales that occurred in July.

Sales Tax collections:
$5,327,070, a decrease of 8.4 % compared to September 2008. The September collections are $75,755 lower than the amount expected according to the sales tax seasonal patterns.
Nationally, retail sales declined 6.0% for the same reporting period.
Use Tax collections:
$530,958. Collections decreased 28.6% compared to September 2008. The City is behind budget projections for the month by $311,238 when compared to historical data.
Building permits:
Use tax receipts for Building Permits declined 56.5% compared to September 2008.%
Residential Permits pulled:
14 permits were pulled. There were 55 permits pulled for remodels. In September 2008 there were 37 new permits pulled, with 51 remodel permits.
Commercial Permits pulled:
1 new permit, 15 permits were pulled for remodels. In September 2008 there were 0 permits for new construction pulled, with 17 remodel permits.
Sales Tax License:
41 net new licenses.