During the February 21st council meeting, Treasurer Rogers reported 2011 was a record year for sales tax. Salida collected $3,678,962 from sales within the City. This figure equates to taxable sales within the city of $122.6 million. Previously, the record for taxable sales was $122.1 million set in 2008.
For sales within the City, tax collections totaled $327,816 in December. Compared to 2010, collections for the month of December increased $17,519, or 5.6%.
Salida’s share of the Chaffee County tax was $109,183 in December and $1,256,125 for calendar year 2011. Compared to 2010, December revenue increased $867, or 0.8%. Full year collections increased $29,321, or 2.4%.
The sales tax report is available under Quick Links on this website and is updated monthly.