Sales tax receipts down

From Staff Reports

 

Eupora and Mathiston’s sales tax revenues for June were down from the same month last year, new reports show.

The city of Eupora posted June collections of $36,121, down 1.4 percent from the $36,646 received in June 2012.

Eupora ended the state’s 2013 fiscal year — July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 — with a decrease of $28,625 or 6.4 percent in sales tax collections over the previous year.

Mathiston merchants took in $14,766 in June, down about 12 percent from the $16,773 collected a year earlier.

Mathiston ended the state’s fiscal year with a decrease of $9,224 or 4.6 percent in sales tax collections over the previous year.

The state’s sales tax collections have a three-month cycle. Tax is collected by the retailer one month; it is reported and paid to the state Tax Commission by the retailer the second month; and the diversion is paid to the cities by the Tax Commission the third month.

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

• Maben: $5,687 ($7,007)

• Mantee: $2,946 ($3,184)

• Walthall: $2,010 ($2,025)