Livingston Parish sales tax revenue up 8 percent

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Posted: Dec 3, 2012 7:58 AM

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LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish sales tax revenue rose for the 24th straight month in October.

When compared with the same month of the previous year, October sales receipts were up 8 percent, continuing the two-year run.

Mike Curtis, who heads the parish's sales tax collection program, says indications are that the trend will continue into the Christmas season.

Curtis says the Denham Springs Economic District, which saw its sales tax collections rise 73 percent in October, compared with the same month last year, is drawing new dollars from Baton Rouge shoppers.

He say the economic district, which includes a Bass Pro Shops store and a Sam's Club, are pulling in out-of-parish customers who then spend money at other area stores and restaurants.

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