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January - 2010 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Sales Tax update

November sales tax collections, based on retail sales in October 2009.
The next sales tax report will be released on January 20, 2010.

Sales Tax:
$4,888,000 a decrease of 3.4% compared to November 2008. The November collections are $159,610 lower than the amount expected according to the sales tax seasonal patterns.

At the national level, November collections declined 2.1% compared to the decrease in Fort Collins sales of 3.4%.
Use Tax:
$573,435 in November. Collections decreased 7.8% compared to November 2008. The City is behind budget projections for the month by $253,613 when compared to historical data.
Building permits:
Receipts decreased 24.2% compared to November 2008.
Residential Permits pulled:
54 remodels, 11 new construction. In November 2008, there were 39 remodels, 2 new construction.
Commercial Permits pulled:
15 remodels, 0 new construction permits. The same numbers occurred in November 2008-there were 15 remodels, 0 new construction permits.
Sales Tax License:
131 net new licenses were processed in November.