“Nearly every retail sector that we monitor was up compared to January of 2014. Auto sales were down about 7% and Town Center Mall stores reported a few hundred dollars less in sales taxes compared to a year ago. Otherwise, all other reporting retailers were up. A nice way to start 2015!” This statement was made by Manhattan Director of Finance, Bernie Hayen, in reference to the January 2015 sales tax numbers.
A total of $928,134 was collected for the month of January. This is up from last year’s figure of $900,991.
This collection puts the net budget impact at $33,679.