Education tax drops for second month

HAMILTON - Marion County’s sales tax for education has now tracked its second month in lower collections.
Marion County Superintendent of Education Ann West told the Marion County Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, June 11, that the county collected $129,983 in May—$4,0734 less than the previous year.
“For some reason, we were down again,” West said.
The collection was $18,000 lower than the April tax collection, when $148,082 was recorded. April also recorded lagging sales tax figures.
This is now the third month for declining numbers for the system’s Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
West said that she expects the one-cent county education tax to increase with the incoming Love’s Truck Stop and Country Store, which will be built near Interstate 22’s Exit 14 in Hamilton.


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