City receives Christmas gift

Clinton sales tax revenue up for the year


CLINTON — The city is wrapping up the year on a positive note in the area of sales tax.  Commissioner Tom Edmunds made the announcement during Monday’s city council meeting.

“We kind of have a little bit of a Christmas gift on sale tax,” Edmunds told the council.  “Regular sales tax increased by about $12,000 over what it was this time last year.”

The city has reported steady increases in sales tax revenue over the past year after being hit by the 2018 closure of the Clinton Walmart store.  Part of that void, however, was filled by the opening of Tractor Supply Company and Goodwill Industries.  The two companies moved into the former Walmart location in 2019.

In September this year, Edmunds reported that the use tax the city receives from Internet retail sales also had increased by more than $13,000.

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