Sales tax revenue continues to climb
Revenue generated from sales tax continues to climb in the city of Basehor.
According to the Kansas Department of Revenue, sales tax receipts are up nearly 90 percent in July, the first month of fiscal year 2005, compared against sales tax monies generated from last year's monthly total.
So far, approximately $16,057 has come from sales tax in Basehor; during the last fiscal year, the city received just $8,499 in July, according to the latest figures from the department of revenue.
The percentage increase was the highest in Leavenworth County and one of the largest in the area. Tonganoxie saw a 33 percent increase, Lansing a 13 percent and Leavenworth a 4 percent increase. Bonner Springs receipts increased 1 percent, Edwardsville 55 percent and Shawnee 10 percent.
Although the city's sales tax base is improving, save for Linwood, each of those cities earned more from sales tax than did Basehor because the retail/commercial/industrial base of business is larger than the city's. There are signs that Basehor is catching up, however.
Basehor city officials report that for the last several years the number of business licenses issued has increased.
Overall, July of this year has seen sales tax in Leavenworth County increase by 10 percent against totals from last year. Figures from Wyandotte County indicate a 27 percent increase and Johnson County a 5 percent increase.