Wilson County’s sales tax revenues finished the year strong, up by nearly $200,000 in December compared to last month and about $340,000 more than a year ago.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue released sales tax collections Friday for Wilson County that showed totals for December, at nearly $3.2 million, increased nearly $200,000 from November’s $3.03 million, but was lower than October’s $3.37 million. December’s total was higher than September’s $3.04 million but lower than August at $3.4 million and July at $3.62 million.
The year started on a high with $3.87 million collected in January due to leftover revenues from holiday shopping. If the trend continues, the current month’s revenues – to be released in early February – should beat that number.
Compared to a year ago at $2.86 million, Wilson County’s sales tax revenues for December increased by about $340,000.
Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with about $1.54 million in December, which was down about $200,000 compared to the previous month.
Mt. Juliet’s collections were $1.26 million in December, which was an increase of about $260,000 compared to November.
Watertown finished the year up about $2,000 compared to November with more than $22,000 in collections in December.
Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at more than $371,000, were up about $30,000 compared to November.
Sales Tax Revenues: At a Glance
The following are total sales tax collections by month in Wilson County for the past year:
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 $3.87 million
December 2012 $2.86 million
Source: Tennessee Department of Revenue, Joint Economic Development Board of Wilson County.