Sales tax revenues in Jackson County fell by nearly 10 percent in January, down to $386,100 from $428,150 in 2008.
It is only the third time since February 2005 that sales taxes have fallen below $400,000 in a month. In November 2008, sales taxes fell to $356,500, but December’s sales topped $512,000.
January’s numbers don’t bode well for the Jackson County government’s revenues for 2009. Sales tax income fell in 2008 to $5.7 million, their lowest level since 2005. And while the county budgeted only $5.8 million for 2009 in sales tax revenue, January’s results are below the pace to reach that goal.
And to think, if they didn't make it so hard on small businesses trying to open in Jackson County, they would have more sales tax revenue coming in. First business that comes to mind...Archer's Used Cars. The owner who was blamed for the admin problems with-in the inspection department in Buffington's opinions section last week. Maybe if the BOC would conduct themselves in a professional manner, more businesses would come to Jackson County, and therefore push up sales tax revenues.