Kingsport-Bristol leads TN in sales tax collections % increase in May


By DON FENLEY

Kingsport-Bristol returned to a spot in May that it had earlier this year as the MSA with the highest gains in retail sales tax collections.

MayAccording to MTSU’s Bureau of Economic and Research Center, seasonally adjusted year-over-year collections in the four-county MSA were up 10.9% in May.

Nashville had the next best performance with a 9.3% increase.

Kingsport-Bristol’s May collections were up 9.1% from April.

The Morristown MSA had the second best month-over-month increase with 8%.

The Johnson City MSA year-over-year collections were up 5% and the month-over-month collections were down 0.3%

Knoxville collections were 6.8% better in May than May last year and up 0.4% from April.

 

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