Wilson County’s sales tax revenues for May decreased about $140,000 compared to April figures but beat last year’s mark by just more than $225,000.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue released sales tax collections Thursday for Wilson County that showed totals for May – at $3.2 million – decreased from April’s $3.34 million, but were higher than March’s $2.87 million and February’s $2.7 million. Revenues for May beat last year’s $2.96 million in collections.
Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with nearly $1.7 million in May, which was down a bit compared to April but remained higher than a year ago by nearly $200,000.
Mt. Juliet’s collections were more than $1.2 million in May, which was decrease of about $70,000 compared to April, but about $100,000 higher than a year ago.
Watertown’s collections in May fell to about $21,200, compared to about $25,000 in April but was nearly $1,000 higher than a year ago.
Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at slightly more than $262,000, decreased by about $63,000 compared to April. Compared to a year ago, collections were down by about $17,000.
Sales Tax Revenues: At a Glance
The following are total sales tax collections by month in Wilson County for the past year:
May $3.2 million
April $3.34 million
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 (2013) $2.96 million
Source: Tennessee Department of Revenue, Joint Economic Development Board of Wilson County