Wilson County’s sales tax revenues in September continued a downward trend but remained somewhat higher compared to the same time a year ago.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue released Monday sales tax collections for Wilson County that showed totals for September decreased nearly $400,000 compared to August’s $3.4 million, July’s $3.62 million, June’s $3.1 million and April’s $3.16 million but remained higher than May’s nearly $3 million, March’s $2.66 million and February’s $2.68 million.
The year started on a high with $3.87 million collected in January due to leftover revenues from holiday shopping.
Compared to a year ago, Wilson County’s sales tax revenues increased by more than $200,000.
Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with nearly $1.6 million in September, which was basically flat compared to August, down from $2 million in July and $1.6 million in June but up from $1.5 million in May.
Mt. Juliet’s collections – at $1.13 million in September – decreased from $1.4 million in August, $1.3 million in June and $1.26 million in May. It remained behind January’s $1.67 million.
Watertown collections totaled more than $23,000 in September, which was basically flat compared to August, down from $26,000 collected in July and down from more than $30,000 collected in June, but was up about $4,000 compared to May figures.
Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at nearly $331,000 in September, showed a decrease of about $43,000 compared to August figures.
Sales Tax Revenues: At a Glance
The following are total sales tax collections by month in Wilson County for the past year:
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 $3.87 million
December $2.86 million
November $2.7 million
October $2.92 million
September (2012) $2.81 million
Source: Tennessee Department of Revenue, Joint Economic Development Board of Wilson County