by Sam Clanton
FORSYTH, Mo. – Sales tax revenue is down slightly for Taney County, while Stone County realizes modest growth this month.
Taney County Treasurer Melanie Smith reports receipts of 1-million 564-thousand dollars, marking a decrease of less than half of a percentage point compared to last February.
With a decrease of nearly 4-percent in January, Taney County General County Revenue is down 2-point-4 percent, year-to-date.
Stone County Treasurer Kristi Stephens says half-cent capital improvement sales tax receipts came in at more than 168-thousand dollars, marking an increase of 7-point-6 percent over last year. The half-cent law enforcement sales tax brings in nearly identical numbers, while half-cent general use sales tax revenue is up nearly 10-percent.
However, Stephens reports zero proceeds from the county’s local option use tax, which generated more than 45-thousand dollars last February.