At their upcoming Feb. 12 meeting, members of the Independence County Quorum Court will be told sales tax receipts were up in January by five-and-a-half percent over last year. White River Now’s Gary B. breaks down the numbers.
The total tax brought in was just over $255,721. That amount of sales tax is for sales made in November of 2017, sent to the state in December of last year, and returned back to the county in January, 2018.
The quarter-cent sales tax for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville brought in $121,366. The half-cent sales tax for Independence County fire departments brought in $242,733; that’s $15,535 for each of the fire departments located in the county and serving only county residents.
Two other fire departments, Cave City and Saffell, receive a smaller portion of the tax since they only serve a small section of Independence County, with the majority of the areas they serve located in other counties.
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