Steamboat Springs April’s sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs increased 3.6 percent compared with April 2011, according to the final report released Thursday afternoon.
The final collections of $940,529 came in slightly higher than the preliminary projection of $939,371. April is the second month this year in which revenues increased from the corresponding month in 2011.
April’s revenues push year-to-date collections to $6.53 million, just 0.05 percent off the $6.54 million tallied through the first four months of 2011. The city budgeted for a 5 percent overall decrease in sales tax collections this year.
When broken down by category, April’s biggest year-over-year gains came in sporting goods, which jumped 18.66 percent from $47,627 last year to $56,625 this year. The biggest decline was in utilities, which fell nearly 10 percent from $155,027 last year to $139,613 this year.
Building-use tax collections dropped 35 percent from April 2011. Building-use tax revenues now are down 47 percent through the first four months of 2012.
Accommodations tax revenues crept up 2 percent in April, but the year-to-date collections still are down nearly 5 percent.
The city’s new sales tax dedicated to air service at Yampa Valley Regional Airport collected $115,662 in April. It now has brought in $357,012 through the first four months of the year.
April 2012 sales tax revenue