PDT Staff Writer
At the Thursday meeting of the Scioto County Commissioner a report from the Ohio Department of Taxation was received indicating the county’s permissive sales tax in December of 2012 was down $17,000 from what was taken in during December of 2011.
According to Mike Crabtree, Chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners the county received $856,994 in permissive sales tax for the month of December.
December is the second reporting month in 2013.
In November the county received $867,562 in permissive sales tax $50,000 above estimates.
According to Heather Cunningham, Chief Deputy Scioto County Auditor, the county budgeted to receive $10,350,000 in revenue from the permissive sales tax in 2012. She said the permissive sales tax accounts for quite a bit of the annual county budget.
The counties permissive sales tax ended 2012 $528,000 above estimates.
In 2012 Scioto County received $207,120.49 from the state casino tax. Cunningham said in the 2013 budget, the county estimated they would receive $548,000 from the state casino tax for the year.
Cunningham said it’s estimated the county will be receiving $183,570.37 at the end of January for the first quarter of the year.
“If you take that number ($183,570.37) and multiply it by four, that’s more that we had estimated for the year. That number will be better than we estimated,” Cunningham said.
If you take $548,000 and divide it by four, the county would need to take in $137,000 each quarters to meet estimates. Thus far, the fund is $46,570.37 above estimates.
The county is expected to receive the next round of state casino tax funding in April.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or email@example.com