The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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September 14, 2012

City sales tax exceeds budget projection

— Collection of the 1-cent general sales tax for Joplin has exceeded budget year projections with one month left to go in the city’s fiscal year.

 The city has received it’s September disbursement, which brought the total collected for 11 months to $11,898,936. Last year’s collections were nearly $12.3 million.

This year’s budget projection for the year’s collections was set at $11,191,000.

City officials were uncertain how sales tax would do after the 2011 tornado.


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