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Sales tax revenue climbing

May 6, 2004

Monthly comparisons of sales tax revenue earned in 2004 against those in 2003 have shown dramatic increases in the city of Basehor.

The sales tax figures from March and April of this year against those in 2003 are no different, according to figures released by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

In April, the city received $10,234 in sales tax, a 51 percent increase from the same month last year. The city received $6,740 in sales tax money in April 2003.

Figures from March are even more impressive. March 2004 brought Basehor $14,358 in sales tax, a 119 percent increase, when compared to the $6,550 earned from sales in March 2003.

Basehor has not seen its sales tax figures from 2003 outweigh those in 2004 one time so far this year. For four consecutive months now, money earned from sales inside Basehor businesses has accumulated more than its 2003 counterparts.

February saw Basehor increase 140 percent and January showed a 54 percent increase.

Overall, the city of Basehor has seen a 59.6 percent increase in 2004 sales tax, equaling $122,280 into city coffers.

While the actual dollar amount the city has earned from 2004 ranks it ahead of only Linwood among cities in Leavenworth County, the percentage increase this year against last year ranks the city ahead of all others.

Sales tax percentage increases and the revenue earned in 2004 for all cities in Leavenworth County are shown below:

  • Tonganoxie, 16 percent increase, earning $296,043 from sales tax.
  • Lansing, 5.7 percent increase, $545,669 from sales tax.
  • Leavenworth, 3 percent increase, earning $2,832,131 from sales tax.

Figures for the city of Linwood were not available on the department of revenue's Website.

Overall, money from sales tax in Leavenworth County has increased 6.9 percent in 2004, equaling $4,263,949.

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