Local Option Sales Tax Collections Remain Strong

April 26, 2022
By: Dwayne Page

DeKalb County’s share of local option sales tax collections for March 2022 were up by almost $14,000 compared to the same month in 2021 according to the Tennessee Department of Revenue while for the county and the four cities therein, combined collections were up by more than $68,000.

DeKalb County brought in $113,053 in March 2022 compared to $99,223 for March 2021.

Three of the four cities within DeKalb County took in more local option sales tax revenue in March compared to 2021. Alexandria was the exception.

The comparisons between the two months for each municipality are as follows:

Smithville: $315,019 (March 2022), $264,486 (March 2021)

Alexandria: $25,390 (March 2022), $26,214 (March 2021)

Dowelltown: $2,482 (March 2022), $2,473 (March 2021)

Liberty: $12,272 (March 2022), $7,385 (March 2021)

NET COLLECTIONS (LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX): $468,218 (March 2022), $399,784 (March 2021)

March sales tax collections reflect previous month activity.

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