Sales tax receipts in Jackson County hit a record level in June, topping $800,000 for the first time ever.

Local option sales taxes and TAVT taxes combined hit $820,200 in June, up from $711,600 in June of 2019.

The increase is important for local governments whose budgets depend on sales tax income.

The data is also an important indicator of economic activity in the county, showing growth despite the impact of the COVID virus and related business slowdowns.

So far in 2020, the county has received $4.1 million in sales tax income, a little over half its budget of $8 million for the year.

The sales tax revenue stream is up $415,000 year-to-date over 2019.

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