Polk County Treasurer Tonya Fretz released the monthly report showing sales and road improvement tax collections for Polk County. Both the taxes are one percent.
The October report shows that in September 2018 the county sales and road improvement taxes generated $125,320 each, which is an increase of $1,862 for each.
To date the county has collected $2,540,826 which is $131,965 more than for the same period last year, suggesting growing retail sales.
The taxes collected have increased each month this year compared with the same month last year.
The county sales tax money is used for many things including law enforcement, jail costs, and other county services. The road improvement tax is used only for county roads.