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Natchez sales tax collections slump since 2008


NATCHEZ — The Natchez city clerk says hot weather led to a cool down in local economic activity, and that caused a drop in sales tax collections.

The most recent figures available show Natchez took in 3.3 percent less this June than it did for the same month a year earlier.

Sales tax figures are reported to the city two months after the money is collected.

City Clerk Donnie Holloway says June was hot, and he didn’t see much activity downtown. He thought the drop-off would be more substantial than it was.

Since the city’s budget year started last October, Natchez has seen a drop in sales tax collections for every month except February. The drop is compared to the corresponding months for the previous fiscal year.


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