July 08, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

City's July Sales Tax Revenue Up 9 Percent

The City of Springfield's July 2011 one percent sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 9.15 percent compared to July 2010. Revenue collected totaled $3,913,656 compared to $3,585,481 in July 2010.

The July check is the first sales tax check of Fiscal Year 2012, which began July 1. Therefore, year-to-date revenues match the monthly figures listed above.

This is the fourth month in a row of positive sales tax returns for the City, compared to the same months in the previous year. The last such stretch was from April to July of 2007.

For more information, contact: Finance Director Mary Mannix Decker, (417) 864-1625; or Mike Brothers, Co-Interim Director of Public Information, (417) 864-1119.

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Department of Finance

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1625 • Fax: 417-864-1880 • springfieldmo.gov