Winter Park sales tax receipts skyrocket by 65 percent in 2007
February 20, 2008
Winter Park’s sales tax for December was up 8.12 percent over the previous December, an increase of roughly $53,600.
Last year was a banner year for Winter Park. According to the town’s financial report, year-to-date collections continue to trend above those of the previous year by an additional $279,000, or 6.57 percent.
Winter Park’s general sales tax for 2007 generated roughly $3.7 million, an increase of 65 percent over 2006, which amounts to an additional $1.4 million.
Most vendors were up for the year, except the ski area and Old Town, which saw a decrease of roughly $90,800 for the year 2007, according to the report.
Winter Park’s lodging sales tax for 2007 brought in about $700,000, a 23.6 percent increase and an additional $131,900 over 2006. The accommodation sales tax for the year brought in $155,900, an increase of 17 percent and an additional $23,700.
Here’s the breakdown for the month of December 2007:
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– The downtown area brought in $270,800 ” $13,041 more than that time last year.
– Old Town and the ski area brought in $301,500 ” $342 more than that time last year.
– In-county vendors brought in $54,000 ” $24,800 more than during the same time last year.
– Out-of-county vendors that brought business into Winter Park brought in $86,800 ” $24,800 more than last year.
Sales tax collection by vendors, December 2007
– For December, retail had a sales tax collection of $239,800, an increase of $13,000 over that time last year.
– Restaurants and bars brought in $185,000, an increase of $7,000.
– Services and utilities brought in 490,000, a $24,400 increase over that time last year.
– The miscellaneous category, which includes wholesalers, rental companies and food services, brought in about $7,000, an increase of almost $2,000.
Sales tax collection by area for the year 2007:
– For the year, Winter Park’s downtown area brought in over $1.8 million, a $51,000 increase over 2006.
– Old town and ski area vendors brought in more than $1.6 million, a decrease of $90,800 compared with 2006.
– In-county vendors brought in almost $400,000, an increase of 109,900 over 2006.
– Out-of-county vendors that brought business into town brought in about $620,000, an increase of $208,600 over 2006.
Sales tax collection by vendor, 2007:
– Retail brought in just under $1.5 million ” $51,800 more than that time last year.
– Restaurants and bars brought in $1.3 million ” $5,100 less than that time last year.
– Services and utilities brought in $643,000 ” $143,500 more than that time last year.
– The miscellaneous category brought in about $39,300 ” $2,600 less than that time last year.
The Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce received about $23,500 through the Community Sales Program for the month of December and received $124,500 for the year.