Preliminary February 2013 report shows Steamboat Springs sales tax collections up 7 percent

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— Sales tax collections in the city of Steamboat Springs were up nearly 7 percent in February compared with February 2012, according to a preliminary report released Monday.

The good news comes on the heels of a January report that showed sales tax collections up nearly 9 percent.

In February, the city collected $1,891,797 compared with $1,769,817 in the same month of 2012.

By sales tax category, lodging and amenities showed the largest increase by percentage at 17.8 percent followed by sporting goods at 13.6 percent. Miscellaneous retail was the only category that saw a decrease in collections at 1.1 percent.

By area, the mountain saw the largest increase in collections at 11.8 percent. Regional collections were the only area that saw a decline at 4.9 percent.

Other taxes the city collects:

Building use: $7,413, down 9 percent from 2012.

Accommodation: $113,692, up 17.8 percent from 2012.

Air service: $118,188, up 24.1 percent from 2012.

Preliminary February 2013 tax report

To reach Nicole Miller, call 970-871-4246 or email nmiller@SteamboatToday.com

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