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Sales tax drop under investigation by city

by | Apr 19, 2018 | Latest

Sales tax revenue has continued to drop this year for Farmersville. City officials are on a hunt to determine why. (Courtesy photo)

City officials are on a hunt: to find out why sales tax dollars continue to dip this year.

So far this year, Farmersville sales tax revenue has decreased 23.45 percent, receiving $287,277 versus $375,287 received for the same period of time in 2017.

The most recent monthly payment received was $62,225 for sales made in February 2018. This was a 40 percent decrease from February 2017, according to information released by the Texas State Comptroller’s office.

City Manager Ben White stated that sales tax is a hard thing to measure and figure out why it has dropped.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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