Sales tax revenues continue to climb in April


The sales tax revenue for Baxter County and the City of Mountain Home continue to see a positive trend for April.

According to Alma Clark, the City of Mountain Home’s Director of Finance and Treasury, the city collected a total of $517,890 in city sales tax revenue for April which is an increase of 15.7% from this time last year. Year-to-date, the city has seen a total increase of $174,175 or 8.5%.

Figures released by Baxter County Treasurer Jenay Mize show Baxter County’s revenue portion equals $466,603; this time last year Baxter County received $391,789.

Sales tax reports are released by the state Department of Finance and Administration two months after the taxes are collected by area businesses. The following numbers were received in April, which reflect area spending from the month of January.

Mountain Home received $241,593 in county sales tax, when compared to last year’s total of $211,941, it is an 13,9% increase. The year-to-date total equals $66,796.

Other Baxter County cities receiving revenue from the county’s sales tax include:

– Gassville, which received $40,896;

– Cotter, which received $16,690;

– Lakeview, which received $14,599;

– Salesville, which received $8,910;

– Norfork, which received $8,759;

– Briarcliff, which received $4,445; and

– Big Flat, which received $1,657.

Baxter County received $196,038 in revenue from its 0.25% sales tax for maintenance and operation of the Baxter County Detention Center.

Mountain Home received $194,208 from its 0.375% sales tax to support its police and fire departments. At this time last year, the city received $167,898 which is a monthly increase of 15.7%. The year-to-date increase is $65,302 or 8.5%.

Mountain Home has collected $258,945 for April from the park improvement sales tax, which is $38, 555 more than needed for Bond Payment of $220,390 (the actual payment amount.)

Park operation sales tax for January equals $129,472.

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