City of Lamar Sales Tax Report, March 2013

City of LamarTotal Sales and Use Tax Collections for the City of Lamar for this past March, 2013 were up slightly, at 1.24% for a gain of $3,849.63. Collections for March 2013 were $315,417.92 compared to last year at $311,568.29. Set alone, the city sales tax for March improved by 3.05%.

Year to date figures show a 3.99% gain for Total Sales and Use Tax Collections for a diffference of $46,218.01. YTD collections for 2013 are $1,205,468.88 for the first quarter of the year, compared to 2012 at $1,159,250.87.

Tax collection gains for year to date comparisons on the twelve retail trades categories were split at six up and six down.

                                                    2011                    2012                     2013
Auto Parts                          42,718                 47,549                  44,532
Building Materials           24,996                 32,399                 31,809
Apparel                               10,787                 11,766                  12,191                   
C Stores/Gas                      32,310                 32,517                 31,776
Department Stores      362,420                378,885              381,103
Furniture/Elect               11,217                   10,603                 10,049
Grocery Stores           1 03,085                    91,107                 89,870
Motels                               33,041                   40,042                  42,712
Liquor Estab                  30,094                    34,654                 35,062
Manufacturing                  3,253                      5,558                22,407
Restaurants                   101,436                 108,362             107,846
Other Retail                      16,654                   16,860                 18,726

 

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