Lamar Sales Tax Collections Show Slight Gain

City of Lamar Sales Tax collected from December 2011 sales shows a gain of 3.35% or $10,668.12 with $329,273.76 collected for 2012 compared to $318,605.64 for the same period in 2011.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 1.20% for a gain of $4,198.12 or $355,504.15 compared to $351,306.03 for the same period in 2011.  Year-to-date figures will not apply for this month. 

The Sales and Use Tax Revenue comparison by 12 retail sales categories for the past three years is as follows for January 2010 through January 2012: 

                                                2010                       2011                       2012 

Auto Parts                           11,412.86             10,857.54             11,727.22
Building Materials              5,952.57               3,897.15               5,969.00
Clothing/Shoes                     3,686.19               3,760.18               3,674.00
C Stores/Gas                         7,663.50               8,496.00               8,404.00
Dept Stores                       115,084.35           116,227.87          118,704.85
Furn/Appliance                    3,177.02               4,565.12               3,811.00
Grocery Stores                   22,856.03             39,960.02             24,395.10
Motels                                    6,873.00             10,145.63               9,532.00
Liquor/Bars                          9,090.50                9,334.00              10,193.00
Manufacturing                        746.29                   283.38                4,891.63
Other Retail                          5,964.10                6,246.93                6,266.79
Restaurants                        23,841.04             25,363.44              25,993.37

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