DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — August sales in Dothan helped push the city ahead in sales tax revenue.
New figures show Dothan brought in almost $2 million more in tax revenue than it had budgeted for the month. August sales tax collections also were also more than $1 million ahead of taxes collected in August of 2021.
Dothan’s fiscal year runs from October through September. As of September 1st, the city is more than $7 million ahead of what it budgeted for the entire year — and that’s without the September sales tax revenue added in.
While sales were up in almost all categories, they were down in automotive sales tax collections. The city has taken in 5% less revenue in vehicle sales taxes for the past 11 months compared to the same time period last year.
Lodging tax collections are also up. With one month still to go for the fiscal year, the city has already collected almost half a million dollars more than it budgeted for the entire year. August lodging taxes were also up almost $10,000 above August collections in 2021.
See the city’s complete breakdown of collections below.