Sales tax collections still climbing
Published 4:25 pm Friday, March 26, 2021
December sales mark a high point in sales tax revenue collection for Poplarville and Picayune.
In March, Picayune received $436,218 in sales tax diversions, from sales tax collected in January. In the same month of 2020, Picayune received $375,520.
In March Poplarville received $82,667 in sales tax diversions for sales made in January. In the same month of 2020, Poplarville received $72,838 in sales tax diversions.
Across the state, cities in Mississippi received $37.7 million in diversions from sales tax revenue collected in January. This is up from $33.7 million in the same month of 2020.
Poplarville and Picayune saw higher diversions in February from holiday sales made in December.
In February, Picayune received $474,304 from sales made in December. This compares to $437,108 in the same month of the previous year.
In February, Poplarville received $91,691 in sales tax diversions from sales tax revenue collected in December. This compares to $87,919 in the same month of the previous year.
December’s sales tax revenue was also higher for cities across the state, which received $45.8 million in sales tax diversions in February for sales tax revenue collected in December.