For the second month in a row, and for the third time this year, Sales Tax and Road Improvement taxes collected are down in Polk County.
Polk County Treasurer Tanya K. Fretz released the monthly report for August, which shows collections for the calendar month of July, showing a decrease of $770 for each of the 1% taxes compared to the same period in 2018.
Collections for the calendar months of January and June were also lower than for the same months in 2018.
To date, each of the taxes has generated $1,032,866, or a total of $2,065,732. For the same period in 2018 the taxes had generated $1,020,902 or a total of $2,041,804.
Even with the three months of decreased collections, the year-to-date amounts are greater than this time last year by $11,963 each or a total of $23,926.