July 23, 2022
By: Dwayne Page
DeKalb County closed out the 2021-22 fiscal year on a high note at least as far as collections of local option sales taxes is concerned.
According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue net collections for the month of June (DeKalb County and all four cities combined) were $641,626, the best month of the year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) and an increase from net collections of $559,225 a year ago in June, 2021.
June was also the best month of the fiscal year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) in terms of local option sales tax collections for the Cities of Smithville, Alexandria, and Liberty. June collections in Smithville were $397,647 compared to $350,327 in June, 2021.
Alexandria’s collections for June 2022 were $37,646 and up from $28,637 in June, 2021
June collections for Liberty stood at $13,849, up from $9,078 in June, 2021
Dowelltown’s collections for June were $2,930, down from $3,366 in June, 2021. The best month for Dowelltown during the fiscal year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) was January at $4,642.
DeKalb County’s local option sales tax collections, without the cities included, totaled $189,551 for the month of June, 2022, the third best month of the year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022), and up from $167,815 in June, 2021. The best two months of the year for the county were August, 2021 at $197,196 and July, 2021 at $194,418.
June sales tax collections reflect previous month activity.