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Wilson County sales tax revenues rise for March

By Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:21 PM

Wilson County’s sales tax revenues for March increased about $170,000 compared to February figures and beat last year’s mark by more than $210,000.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue released sales tax collections Monday for Wilson County that showed totals for March – at $2.87 million – increased from February’s $2.7 million but remained slightly above half that of January’s $4.2 million, which is defined by holiday sales since the report runs about a month behind actual figures.

Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with about $1.47 million in March, which was up about $100,00 compared to the previous month. 

Mt. Juliet’s collections were $1.1 million in March, which was basically flat compared to February.

Watertown’s collections rose to about $19,800, compared to more than $17,000 in February. 

Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at slightly more than $262,000, increased by about $50,000 compared to February.

Sales Tax Revenues: At a Glance

The following are total sales tax collections by month in Wilson County for the past year:

March             $2.87 million

February        $2.7 million

January          $4.2 million

December      $3.2 million

November      $3.03 million

October           $3.37 million

September     $3.04 million

August             $3.4 million

July                  $3.62 million

June                $3.1 million

May                  $3 million

April                  $3.16 million

March (2013)  $2.66 million

Source: Tennessee Department of Revenue, Joint Economic Development Board of Wilson County

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