Sales tax collections reported

From Staff Reports

Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect December sales are in for area municipalities.

The city of Eupora’s sales tax allocation is $35,839, which is down less than 1 percent from the same month last year.

City sales tax collections for the state’s fiscal year to date (since July 1) are $259,544, up 1.2 percent.

Mathiston’s sales tax revenue is up 45 percent from this time last year, totaling $21,306, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. The town’s fiscal year-to-date collections total $113,796, up 6.4 percent.

MDR 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 2013 figures in parentheses:

• Maben: $9,833 ($6,8570.)
• Mantee: $3,348 ($2,540).
• Walthall: $1,659 ($1,838).