Sales tax numbers for Manhattan in October are slightly less than a year ago but higher than the budget estimate for the city. $892,090 was collected, with an adjusted amount of $830,450.. $43,180 less was collected than last year at the same time. However that’s still well over the $773,000 that had been budgeted.
City Finance Director Bernie Hayen notes this year’s October distribution, which actuall reflects August retail sales, did not include the Intercollegiate Athletics ticket sales total as it did a year ago. Hayen says that alone would account for the decrease. Those numbers should show up in the November report.
Most big box retailers, Town Center Mall stores, and automobile dealers were down slightly from a year ago.