Wilson County’s sales tax revenues started the year off with a bang, up by nearly $1 million in January compared to December and about $400,000 more than a year ago.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue released sales tax collections Wednesday for Wilson County that showed totals for January, at $4.2 million, increased nearly $1 million from December’s $3.2 million, and eclipsed last January’s high of $3.87 million.
January’s sales tax collections are more representative of December sales locally at a time of peak holiday shopping.
Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with about $1.99 million in January, which was up about $400,000 compared to the previous month.
Mt. Juliet’s collections were $1.79 million in December, which was an increase of nearly $500,000 compared to November.
Watertown finished the year up more than $4,000 compared to November with more than $26,000 in collections in December.
Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at more than $408,000, were up almost $40,000 compared to December.
Sales Tax Revenues: At a Glance
The following are total sales tax collections by month in Wilson County for the past year:
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 $2.66 million
February $2.68 million
January (2013) $3.87 million
Source: Tennessee Department of Revenue, Joint Economic Development Board of Wilson County