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Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

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Sales tax revenue for the City of Lamar showed a slight slump for December 2016 Sales and Use tax, collected in January. Although City Sales Tax revenue was up 4.04%, Use Tax was down 40.18% for a drop of $23,566 compared to last year.  The 4.04% gain of $13,702 for the same time was offset by the drop in Use Tax.  Total Sales was off $9,063 for the beginning of the year at $400,420 compared to $409,498 for the previous period.  Year-to-date figures are identical for the start of 2017.

The year to year comparisons of 12 retail trade categories also showed some declines between 2015 and 2017 for the beginning of the year.

2015 2016 2017
Auto Parts/Repair 13,605 11,214

13,360

Building Materials

6,829 8,608 7,876
Apparel/Dept Stores 108,756 112,772

116,293

C Stores/Gas

8,696 10,710 11,620
All Business/Electricity 27,993 54,838

32,444

Furn/Appliances

3,641 3,455 4,798
Grocery Stores 8,540 23,763

22,028

Motels

6,141 9,266 8,557
Liquor Sales 9,736 10,598

10,135

Manufacturing

989 2,158 3,291
Other Retail/All Other 118,949 120,182

110,345

Restaurants

25,716 25,404

27,832

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