Tri-Cities year-over-year retail sales tax collections up in December


Percentage change year-over-year seasonally adjusted sales tax collections. Data Source. BERC MTSU

According to the Bureau of Economic Research at MTSU seasonally adjusted retail sales tax collections were down when compared to November:

–         4.3% in Kingsport-Bristol.

–        0.2% in Johnson City.

–        1.3% in Knoxville.

Morristown showed a monthly increase of 0.8%.

The year-to-year comparison shows each of NE Tenn. MSA increased collections.

–        Morristown up 2.6%.

–        Knoxville  up 2.1%.

–        Johnson City – up 1.4%.

–         Kingsport-Bristol up 0.9%.

Year-over-year sales tax collection trended higher in the last two month of 2013 after a deep drop in October.

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