Polk County Treasurer Tanya K. Fretz released the Sales Tax Comparison Report for February 2019 today.
Polk County has a 1% General Sales Tax and a 1% Road Improvement Sales Tax.
February 2019 receipts for taxes collected in January 2019 were $133,570 for each tax, or $269,110 total.
February 2019 receipts are down $2,010 compared to February 2018.
Even though there was a decline in sales taxes collected in January 2019, the year-to-date total for both is up $3,535 compared to 2018 since December 2018 sales taxes collected and reported in January 2019 were up suggesting strong local retail sales in December 2018.