April preliminary report shows increase in collections

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"Up and up" continues to be the tagline of sales tax collections in Steamboat Springs.

According to a preliminary report from the city, collections rose $72,675, or 7.6 percent, in April 2014 compared to the same month last year.

The west Steamboat area, where two retail marijuana stores now are open, saw the biggest jump in collections with a 21 percent gain over April 2013.

Collections were up 9 percent in the downtown area and 8 percent on the U.S. 40 corridor.

The mountain area saw the only decline as collections there dropped 8 percent.

Restaurants saw the biggest jump in collections with a 12.2 percent gain.

Miscellaneous retail sales collections rose 10 percent and liquor stores saw a 4 percent bump.

April 2014 preliminary sales tax report

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