Hancock County Sales Tax Collections Beating 2018 Numbers So Far

4/24/19 – 5:15 A.M.

Sales tax collections in Hancock County are trending above last year’s numbers. The latest figures from the Hancock County Auditor’s Office show the county collected a little more than $1.2 million in April. That’s a nearly 4 percent increase compared to April of 2018.

April’s collections reflect sales made in the county three months ago. Sales taxes go to the state before they get released back to the county.

Year-to-date, the sales tax has brought in $5.3 million. That’s up a little more than 3 percent over last year’s numbers through four months.