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March - 2010 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Sales Tax update

January sales tax collections are based on retail sales made in December 2009.
February sales tax information will be released on March 22.

Sales Tax:
$6,442,645, a decrease of 3.9 percent compared to January 2009. The January collections are $359,762 lower than the amount expected according to the sales tax seasonal patterns.
Use Tax:
$728,023, a decrease of 32.2 percent compared to January 2009. The City is below budget projections for the month by $100,699 when compared to historical data.
National collections:
January sales tax collections (from December retail sales) increased 5.9 percent compared to Fort Collins' decrease of 3.9 percent.
Building permit collection:
Decreased 73.9 percent
Residential Permits pulled:
17, compared to 26 in January 2009. Remodels accounted for 56 permits. In January 2009 there were 42.
Commercial Permits pulled:
22 permits for remodeling. In January 2009 one permit was pulled for new construction, 24 permits for remodeling.
Sales Tax License:
38 net new licenses were issued.