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Wilson County sales tax revenues remain higher than last year, despite dip

By Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:39 PM

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

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