City sales tax revenue down

Eupora’s sales tax revenue for March was down from the same month last year while Mathiston’s was up, new reports show.

The city received a transfer of $34,792 from the Mississippi Department of Revenue. That’s down 2.7 percent from the $35,757 received in March 2012.

For the fiscal year to date (since July 1), the city has received $345,877 in sales tax revenue, compared with $368,897 for the previous fiscal year up to March, a decrease of 6.2 percent.

In Mathiston, March collections were $16,165, which is 3.6 percent above the $15,604 collected a year earlier. Fiscal year-to-date collections are $152,884, a decrease of 3.8 percent from the $158,988 collected during the same period last year.

Sales are reported in the month of the consumer purchases and municipalities receive sales tax money two months later.

These figures reflect other area taxes collected on March sales with 2012 figures in parentheses:

• Maben: $5,686 ($6,653)

• Mantee: $2,675 ($3,413)

• Walthall: $769 ($2,106)