Eupora tax collections stable

From Staff Reports

Eupora saw a negligible decrease in sales tax collections during December.

The city reported $36,164 in sales tax for December, compared to $36,347 for the same month in 2012. Since the state fiscal year began July 1, Eupora has seen about a 0.25 percent decrease in sales tax, or $618, compared to the same period a year earlier.

Mathiston’s collections of $14,694 in December were down about 9 percent, or $1,453, from the $16,147 collected the same month in 2012. State fiscal year-to-date collections are $106,940, down $1,461 from 2012.

The Mississippi Department of Revenue collects 81.5 percent of the 7 percent sales tax from municipalities and distributes the remaining 18.5 percent back to the municipalities over a three-month cycle.

These figures reflect other municipal sales taxes collected on December sales with 2012 figures in parentheses:

  • Maben: $6,857) ($6,901)
  • Mantee: $2,540 ($3,603)
  • Walthall: $1,838 ($1,422)