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Wilson County sales-tax revenues end year strong

By Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 11:52 PM

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.

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