Sales tax collection mixed in June
There were mixed numbers when it came to sales tax collection for the month of June.
The School Board, Police Jury, and Sheriff’s Department all had at least a five percent drop in sales tax collection, but the cities of Kaplan, Delcambre and Abbeville showed a positive signs in collections.
The School Board and Police Jury were off in collections by five percent or about $50,000 less than a year ago.
The School Board collected for June $757,600, while the Police Jury collected $1,136,409.
The Sheriff’s Department had a bigger drop in collections of seven percent. The Sheriff’s Department collected $552,908 or $40,000 less than a year ago.
Three towns also had a decline in sales tax collections for June. The Village of Maurice, which had been having positive collections the last couple of months, had a drop of 26 percent. Last June Maurice collected $47,800 and this past June it collected $35,300 or about $12,500 less.
Not far behind Maurice in sales tax drop was Gueydan. The town collected $18,000 June of last year and $13,500 this past June.
Another town with a decline was Erath. The community collected $20,900 or $5,000 less than a year ago.
There was good news in collections.
The town of Delcambre had the biggest jump with a collection of 13 percent increase or $2,000 more. The town collected $14,200 for June.
Kaplan was up seven percent. The city collected $59,000 compared to $55,000 a year ago.
Abbeville had a increase of four percent. Abbeville collected $305,600 this past June or $7,000 more.
Vermilion Parish Tourist Commssion had a 14 percent increase from a year ago by collecting $12,663.
The Kaplan Hospital Service District #1 collected $159,323 or eight percent more than a year ago.