April preliminary report shows increase in collections
June 4, 2014
“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.