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Sales tax revenues continue to rise


Sales tax revenues for Archuleta County continue to rise in 2024 compared to sales tax revenues received in 2023, according to a press release from Archuleta County Finance Director Chad Eaton.

The April sales tax report from Eaton notes that the town and county received $1,261,412.13 in gross sales tax revenue for the month, with $631,321.75 going to the town and $630,090.38 going to the county.

April sales tax revenues are 8.64 percent, or $109,773.05, higher than April 2023.

According to the report, categories that are up in comparison to April 2023 include:

• Construction at 42.35 percent, or $9,552.59.

• Manufacturing at 67.73 percent, or $26,000.31.

• Retail trade at 7.39 percent, or $49,123.68.

• Information at 2.24 percent, or $620.06.

• Finance and insurance at 78.74 percent, or $985.16.

• Real estate and rental and leasing at 23.09 percent, or $5,736.17.

• Accommodation and food services at 8.27 percent, or $20,004.83.

• Other services (except public administration) at 24.14 percent, or $4,926.02.

• Miscellaneous at 1.47 percent, or $3,226.98.

The only category that was down on the month-to-month comparison was professional, scientific and technical services at 98.65 percent, or $10,429.75.