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Wilson sales tax revenues continue to climb higher

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Wilson County’s sales tax revenues in June continued a nearly two-year trend of increased collections compared to that of the prior year in the same month.  

The Tennessee Department of Revenue released sales tax collections Monday for Wilson County that showed totals for June – at $3.35 million – increased from May’s $3.2 million, April’s $3.34 million, March’s $2.87 million and February’s $2.7 million. 

In a direct comparison to last year’s $3.1 million in June, it marked the 22nd consecutive month Wilson County’s sales tax collections were higher than the same time the year before. The last time revenues fell compared to the year prior was August 2012. 

Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with more than $1.7 million in June, which was an increase of nearly $20,000 compared to May but remained higher than a year ago by nearly $220,000. 

Mt. Juliet’s collections were nearly $1.3 million in June, which was an increase compared to May and about $120,000 higher than a year ago. 

Watertown’s collections in June increased to more than $26,000 and remained $4,000 higher than May and $5,000 higher than a year ago.  

Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at about $338,000, increased by about $76,000 compared to May and were up about $59,000 compared to a year ago. 

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