City sets new sales tax record, but officials still concerned
Published: May 7,2012
BROOKHAVEN — Brookhaven’s latest sales tax report showed record numbers, but some officials don’t want to get too excited just yet because the city is lagging behind some neighbors.
The Daily Leader reports Brookhaven’s March sales tax report came in at $415,468.14. In March 2011, it was $400,912.36.
Mayor Les Bumgarner says that’s the highest March report on record.
Despite a strong month, Brookhaven lagged behind its larger regional neighbors.
McComb’s tax revenue stood quite a bit higher than Brookhaven’s, at $456,798.65. Natchez sales tax came in higher than Brookhaven but lower than McComb, and also improved on its 2011 March report, moving up to $440,182.32 from $426,685.25.
Area chamber of commerce leader Cliff Brumfield said Brookhaven’s report could cushion some lean times he fears are imminent.
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