Sales tax returns stay positive

Staff Writer

Sales tax figures show that Grenada is still in close range to other North Mississippi towns, but February statistics dropped a bit.

The returns showed Grenada in good company when it comes to area towns as the fiscal ends its seventh month.

For February, Grenada showed a sales tax collection of $326,331 a drop from January’s 411,727, or a decrease of more than 20 percent.

The city’s year-to-date numbers show that Grenada is still ahead of last year’s amounts. So far the city has accounted for $2.91 million year-to-date, up from 2016’s $2.8 million, an increase of 4.2 percent.

Grenada Mayor Billy Collins said although there was a drop in the sales tax returns, the numbers remain steady for this time of the year. Collins said the numbers will climb with new businesses opening around town.

“People have been out and shopping Grenada, and it’s evident,” Collins said. “Just look at what Sonic has done over the past week, and with the three crappie tournaments last month, those numbers will get better. With the opening of Zaxby’s, our sales and tourism tax will continue to increase. Grenada is on the move.”

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