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Sales tax figures take dip

Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemcrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Wilson County’s sales tax revenues in November dipped a bit compared to the month prior, but remained significantly higher than the same time a year ago. 

The Tennessee Department of Revenue released Wednesday sales tax collections for Wilson County that showed totals for November, at just more than $3.03 million, decreased more than $300,000 compared to October’s $3.37 million, but were almost even with September’s $3.04 million and lower than August’s $3.4 million. It was significantly lower than July’s $3.62 million, slightly lower than June’s $3.1 million and April’s $3.16 million, and higher than May’s nearly $3 million, March’s $2.66 million and February’s $2.68 million.

The year started on a high with $3.87 million collected in January due to leftover revenues from holiday shopping.

Compared to a year ago, Wilson County’s sales tax revenues for November increased by more than $300,000.

Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with about $1.56 million in November.

Mt. Juliet’s collections were $1.1 million in November, and Watertown had more than $20,000.

Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at nearly $341,000, were down about $59,000 compared to October.

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