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Coast city must make cuts; facing multi-million-dollar deficit

GULFPORT — Gulfport city officials are being told they are going to have to make millions of dollars in spending cuts. Gulfport is on track to end this fiscal year with a $1 million deficit that could climb to $4 million in 2013, finance director Mike Necaise said. The problems include revenue shortfalls and increased costs, including upkeep on post-Katrina ...

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City's year-over-year sales tax collections up nearly 10%

NATCHEZ — Sales tax collections in May for the city of Natchez increased 9.5 percent over May of last year. The Natchez Democrat reports it was the 10th month of an upward trend in sales taxes for Natchez. Overall sales tax collections totaled approximately $447,780, up approximately $38,980 from the $408,800 collected in May 2011. City Clerk Donnie Holloway has ...

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Mayor endorses proposed countywide sales tax

PICAYUNE — Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero Jr. has endorsed a proposal for a 1-cent countywide sales tax, which would also be applied in the Pearl River County’s two municipalities, Picayune and Poplarville. The tax was initially proposed by county Supervisor Anthony Hales Sr. Pinero tells the Picayune Item his support depends on whether or not a portion of the sales ...

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City sets new sales tax record, but officials still concerned

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 ...

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Sales tax money on the rise in Southaven

SOUTHAVEN — For the past six months, Southaven has received its largest sales tax revenue in the city’s 32-year history. Mayor Greg Davis shared the good news with the city’s board at this week’s meeting. Davis said the city has averaged $1 million in sales tax collections over the past six months. Sales tax is the largest source of revenue ...

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City to ask for tax hike to fund capital improvements

HOLLY SPRINGS — The city of Holly Springs will ask the Legislature to approve a local 1 cent sales tax with the proceeds supporting a large capital improvements program. Mayor Andre DeBerry tells the South Reporter the levy would bring in about $171,428 a year. DeBerry says the revenue would eventually produce $8 million to purchase equipment such as a ...

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City sees increase in sales tax collections

NATCHEZ — Sales tax collections for October in Natchez were up approximately 6 percent from last year. The city collected approximately $419,000 in October this year, up $26,000 from the approximately $393,000 the city collected during October 2010. Sales tax numbers are reported two months after the fact. The October revenue reflects sales tax collected in August. Natchez City Clerk ...

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Big dollars await states with cyber sales tax collections

You can bet a $300 million windfall would cheer up Mississippi’s Revenue Estimating Committee when it convenes this month to set estimates on state collections of taxes and fees. The $300 million is the National Conference of State Legislatures’ estimate on the amount of money Mississippi loses each year by not taxing certain online and catalog sales. So why not ...

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