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Wilson sales tax revenues begin year strong

Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:58 PM

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

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