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County Sees Big Hike In Sales Tax Revenue


Last updated 9/20/2021 at 12:49pm

Thanks to a “massive increase” in sales tax revenue, County Finance Director Jonathan Griffin reported a more than $4 million hike in revenue to the county for the 2021 fiscal year over the previous year.

During their regular meeting last week, Griffin told the Board of Commissioners that though the 2021 fiscal year financial report remains unaudited, the county would likely have more than $64.2 in revenues for this year.

Griffin said the shift to e-commerce seems to be driving the sales tax increases.

According to the U.S. Census, before the pandemic about one in 10 retail transac...

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