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Hancock County Sales Tax Numbers Rebound

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:06 AM

The amount of sales tax collected in Hancock County rebounded at the beginning of the year. The Courier reports Auditor Charity Rauschenberg gave an update on tax collections Tuesday, and said January's numbers were down less than a percent compared to January of 2012. The county collected $877,468 in sales taxes, down a little more than $6,000 from a year prior. However that's much better compared to December of 2012, which was down 12% to the same month in 2011.

The 1% sales tax in Hancock County brought in a record $12 million in 2012. A quarter of that is dedicated to flood mitigation funding.

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