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Published August 19, 2013, 02:19 PM

Grand Forks sets new monthly sales tax record

Sales tax collections have set a new monthly record in Grand Forks. The City brought in more than $2.1 million for the month of August, the highest amount recorded since the inception of sales tax in 1985.

Sales tax collections have set a new monthly record in Grand Forks. The City brought in more than $2.1 million for the month of August, the highest amount recorded since the inception of sales tax in 1985.

This marks the first time this year the sales tax collection has topped the $2 million mark, and only the fourth time in the City’s history. The August revenue represents the sales tax collected for the month of June 2013.

Sales tax revenue for the City of Grand Forks is about 2% higher than the same time last year.

For the 2013 calendar year, the sales tax collected totals nearly $13 million, up more than $263,000 from the same eight month span in 2012.

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