Dillon sales tax numbers up in July | SummitDaily.com

Dillon sales tax numbers up in July

CAITLIN ROW
summit daily news

DILLON – Dillon’s sales tax collection was up no matter how you look at it. July’s numbers for the town were up 5 percent, or $16,000. And a state audit done several years ago also infused Dillon with $455,783 on top of its regular collection.

“July’s sales tax numbers are good news for Dillon,” said town finance director Carri McDonnell. “Extra money we’ve collected from years past obviously will help. Council will decide in October what will happen with the extra money.”

Year-to-date, the Town is up 2.6 percent, or $55,700.

In June, Dillon was down 1.24 percent, or $3,400. May’s collection numbers were up 3.9 percent, or $9,200, and McDonnell said that was due to late filers. Dillon’s funds also bounced up significantly in March – 11.3 percent, and it was attributed to a substantial fund infusion from a late payer dating back to 2003.

According to McDonnell, restaurants, lodging and retail were all up in July – a good sign.

Lodging was up almost 16 percent for July, or $3,900; Year-to-date, it was still down 3 percent, or $4,600. Restaurants were up 10 percent in July, or $7,000; Year-to-date, it was up 2.7 percent, or $10,700. Retail was up 2.8 percent, or $7,000; Year-to-date, it was up 3.5 percent, or $56,000.

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If Dillon’s revenues remain flat to 2009 numbers, the town will meet its 2010 budget.

SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com.