June sales tax revenues show gains

Kimberly Jordan • Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Wilson County’s sales tax revenues in June showed gains in consumer spending compared to the prior month.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue released Friday sales tax collections for Wilson County that showed totals for June were up nearly $100,000 compared to May’s nearly $3 million, but were still behind April’s $3.16 million. June’s revenues were also higher than 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 about $160,000.

Lebanon again led the way with the highest amount of sales tax collections among Wilson County cities with nearly $1.6 million in June, which was up slightly from a little more than $1.5 million collected in May.

Mt. Juliet’s collections – nearly $1.2 million in June – increased nearly $40,000 compared to May. It remained behind January’s $1.67 million.

Watertown collections amounted to more than $30,000 in collections in June. This was a jump of about $10,000 in revenues compared to May numbers.

Collections in unincorporated areas of Wilson County, at just above $261,000, showed a decline from May’s nearly $280,000.

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