Sale tax receipts down

By The Mercury

Manhattan’s sales tax receipts were off nearly 7 percent in March, according to figures released Monday by Bernie Hayen, city treasurer.

The numbers reflect sales in January due to a lag in reporting and disbursement by the state.

Total sales tax revenues reported for March totaled $813,574, a decrease of 6.9 percent from the same month in 2013 – when the city collected $874,400.

This year’s total continued a trend, as the March 2012 figure was $892,087.

Hayen offered the most obvious reason for this year’s decline.

“Blame the cold weather,” he said of the dip in sales.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017