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County Sales Tax Revenue Drops Slightly During Month of August

Last week, Polk County Treasurer Tanya Fretz reported the county experienced a slight decline in the sales tax collections for the month of August, however, sales tax revenue in August was higher than the amount collected in July.

During August, Polk County collected $132,024.54 in the Sales Tax General account and $132,024.54 in the Road Improvement Sales Tax 1% account, which was slightly less than the amount collected in 2018. In 2018, the county collected $132,795.18 or an additional $770.64 in both the Sales Tax General and the Road Improvement Sale Tax 1% account.

According to Fretz’s report, the county collected more Sales Tax General revenue in August than the county did in July, resulting in an additional $9,171.01 during the month of August.

For the year, Polk County has collected $1,032,866.33 in sales tax revenue in the Sales Tax General account and $1,032,866.33 in sales tax revenue in the Road Improvement Sale Tax 1% account. Fretz reported the county’s total sales tax collections are up by $22,927.52.

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