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October - 2009 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

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.