Sales tax collections continue to increase

The total sales tax collection in February for Archuleta County was $600,884.81, according to a report issued on April 14 by Archuleta County Finance Director Larry Walton, with the town and county each receiving $300,422.41.

“The year to date (January and February combined) 2016 sales tax is $63,081 (5.4%) ahead of 2015,” reads Walton’s report. “This is very close to the rate of growth anticipated by the County budget for these two months. Most of the individual categories are relatively unchanged from 2015, or are down by modest amounts.”

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