City Tax Collections Up From Last Year

City of Ruston Treasurer Julie Speir told last night’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen that the city’s sales tax collections had increased over last year.

“Total sales tax collected was approximately $1,662,000, an increase $165,000, or 11%, from October of prior year,” she said. “Our sales tax numbers are still holding strong – hopefully we’ll carry that out for the rest of the year,” she added.

Speir noted that the Hotel/Restaurant take for October was $165 thousand, 4 thousand over the same period last year. Also, she said the city was still pursuing FEMA monies for last year’s tornado and Hurrican Laura this year.

In response to a query from Ward Four’s Jim Pearce, Speir said that total year-to-date sales tax revenue was about the same as last year, but that the Hotel/Restaurant portion was slightly less than last year.

Earlier in the meeting, the board adopted an ordinance designating the date, time, and place for next year’s council meetings.

See here the ordinance.

3 Responses to “City Tax Collections Up From Last Year”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wait. Spear noted that hotel/restaurant tax receipts were $4,000 over the same period as last year but then said it was slightly less than last year? Well…which is it? Am I seeing that incorrectly?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Wait. Spear noted that hotel/restaurant tax receipts were $4,000 over the same period as last year but then said it was slightly less than last year? Well…which is it? Am I seeing that incorrectly?

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