After taking a dip in the May reporting period, Baxter County sales tax collections are back in the black in a big way reflecting spending in April.
Baxter County Treasurer Jenay Mize says the numbers for the most recent reporting period are very good.
Mize says the collections continue on target for the one-quarter percent sales tax dedicated to the Baxter County Detention Center.
Over at the City of Mountain Home, Treasurer Rita Murray says collections from the county were $184,403, up $22,138 or 13.65 percent from the prior year.
Proceeds from the city’s sales taxes received in June were $181,995, up $34,795 or a 23.64 percent increase from the prior year. Murray says to remember the Department of Finance Administration was withholding funds until August of 2018 for a tax overpayment.
Collections for the city’s public safety tax for the month were $158,371, up $26,096 or a 19.73 percent increase from the prior year.
The Baxter County sales tax in divided among the county and the eight municipalities. In addition to Mountain Home, Gassville took in $30,783, Cotter received $14,369, Lakeview got $10,977, Norfork took in $7,569, Salesville received $6,666, Briarcliff had $3,496 and Big Flat’s share was $1,540.
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