BC yearly sales tax hits $4 million mark for first time

Baxter County's 12-month sales tax collection has topped the $4 million mark for the first time.Baxter County Treasurer Jenay Mize says collections continued on an upward trend for December, reflecting dollars generated in October.

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The county made a one-time payment in 2017 of about $300,000 to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration on duplicate funds returned inadvertently by the state.

At Mountain Home City Hall, Treasurer Rita Murray says the city sales taxes received from the county were $175,718, up 4.49 percent from the prior year.

The city sales tax receipts were $172,565, reflecting a 8.8 percent increase from the prior year.

Collections for the public safety tax for the month were $151,298, for a total of $1.39 million for the year.

The county sales tax is divided among the county and the eight municipalities. In addition to Mountain Home, Gassville received $29,333, Cotter had $13,692, Lakeview took in $10,460, Norfork with $7,213, Salesville received $6,352, Briarcliff with $3,331 and Big Flat with $1,468.

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