Sales tax revenue increases in March

An increase in sales tax receipts in March led to increases in the amount collected by the state and for the Optional Fifth Percent Tax levied in Sweetwater County.

According to Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter, sales tax collected through the four percent state sales tax was up approximately $30,000 from the same time last year, while the Optional Fifth Percent Tax, which collects an additional percent on top of the state sales tax, was up $20,000 over last year.

“It was significantly higher than the prior year,” Slaughter said.

Slaughter said payments in January and February were a...


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