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Sales Tax Collections Showing Improvement

BY MELANIE WADE – Although 2017 sales tax collections for Polk County are still more than $9,000 below collections this same time in 2016, monthly collections were up for the third month in a row. For the month of July 2017, the 1-cent sales tax collections were $126,808.33, up by $4,309.12 from July 2016, an increase of 3.5%. The 1-cent ...

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City Passes Resolution Supporting Internet Sales Tax

BY MELANIE WADE – Mena City Council passed Resolution 1339 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at their regular monthly meeting. The resolution supports proposed federal and state legislation to insure the proper assessment and collection of sales tax from all internet and online sales, no matter where that business is located.  The Arkansas Municipal League asked each city in the ...

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Sales Tax Collections Down for 2016

BY MELANIE BUCK – Sales tax collections for 2016 are down more than $23,000 for the year compared to the same period from the previous year. In 2016, $1,456,749.76 was collected, down $23,480.79 from 2015, causing a 1.6% decrease in collections. The same numbers apply to the Road Improvement Sales Tax collections as well, with each being a 1-cent tax. ...

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No Sales Tax Back to School Shopping This Weekend!

Area retailers are making preparations for Arkansas’ third “Sales Tax Holiday” this weekend. First passed by Arkansas Legislature in 2011, representatives hope to help Arkansas’ families with rising back to school costs. Beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, August 3 and ending this Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 11:59 p.m., no state or local sales tax will be collected during this ...

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