Sales tax increase one-time anomaly

Staff writer

Sales tax numbers within the county rose from $763,936 in 2013 compared to $653,202 in 2012, but the increase may be more of an outlier than a trend.

In January 2013, the county received a one-time partial payment from the sales tax delivered for a pipeline built in 2010.

The payment made the county sales tax that month $165,986, compared to a $54,000 average. County Commissioner Dan Holub said the money would provide the county a cushion to pay for future losses.

“The extra money made more revenue than we expected,” Holub said. “So if we lose revenue somewhere, it’ll help fill those gaps.”

Last modified Jan. 8, 2014

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