Chanute’s sales tax distributions so far in 2017 have increased every month over the same month a year ago, including a jump of more than 20 percent in August.
“That’s extremely exciting to see,” Chanute Finance Director Rick Willis said.
The sales tax distribution from the state in August reflects collections from sales in an earlier month.
Normal sales tax collections vary between months that increase and months that decrease. The 2016 calendar year had seven months where sales tax collections were lower than the same months in 2015.
This year, collections have been higher in every month, with the largest jump in August. Chanute has collected $1.9 million in two-thirds of 2017, compared to $2.6 million in all of 2017.
(Read more: The Chanute Tribune)