Sales tax collections reported

From Staff Reports

Sales tax revenue numbers that reflect February sales are in from the Mississippi Department of Revenue for area municipalities.

The city of Eupora’s sales tax allocation is $38,222, which is up 16 percent from the same month last year.

City sales tax collections for the state’s fiscal year to date (since July 1) are $319,705, up about 2.4 percent.

Mathiston’s sales tax revenue is down 8.3 percent from this time last year, totaling $11,774. However, the town’s fiscal year-to-date collections of $137,308 are up about 2 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 February sales with 2014 figures in parentheses:
• Maben: $8,276 ($6,748)
• Mantee: $2,552 ($2,436)
• Walthall: $1,565 ($1,866)