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Hammond gets a pleasant sales tax surprise

1 year ago March 22, 2014 Mar 22, 2014 Saturday, March 22 2014 Saturday, March 22, 2014 9:24:10 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

HAMMOND - Collection of back sales taxes produced a pleasant surprise for Hammond officials in February.

Mayor Mayson Foster told the City Council this past week that he was astonished when he received a report that sales tax collections in February were 36 percent higher than the same month a year ago.

The Advocate reports the mayor asked tax collectors for an explanation.

Foster says an audit of sales tax receipts showed the city was owed about $600,000 from past collection periods and the money was paid in February.

He says sales tax collections remain strong in the city.

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