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Sales tax reciepts improving

Logan County’s sales tax receipts for the first quarter rose to $274,631.53, the highest level of first quarter receipts in five years, according to Logan County Treasurer Mickey Oates.

Sales tax revenues in the first quarter signify a continuing recovery from the recession.

Last year, sales tax revenue for Logan County was $1.351 million, the highest annual income in four years.

In two of the three months in the first quarter of 2014, sales tax receipts were larger than for the same month in 2013.

In January, Logan County received $90,971 compared to $76,290 in January of 2013. In February, Logan County received $98,031, compared to $93,051 in February, 2013. In March, Logan County received $85,629, compared to $87,413 in March 2013.

The $274,631 received in the first quarter of this year was also larger than the first quarter of 2013, when the county got $256,755 in receipts.

The monthly and first quarter receipts also outpaced Oates’ projections, which were instrumental in putting together a county budget for the year.

In 2014, Oates is projecting that the county will get $82,500 a month or $247,500 per quarter.

She is forecasting that the county will get a little over $1 million this year.

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