Vail’s sales tax mostly flat in September |

Vail’s sales tax mostly flat in September

VAIL, Colorado – Vail pulled in exactly $35 more in September sales tax this year than it did in 2009. But businesses in town actually did a bit better than the overall numbers indicate.

The town’s tax collections from retail businesses were down 8 percent from last year, but collections were pulled down by a big drop in taxable sales from out of town – catalog sales and the like. Retail sales tax collections were actually up in Vail Village and Lionshead – by 5.2 and 3.9 percent, respectively.

Lodging in Vail Village took a big jump – 36 percent – while collections from Lionshead dropped 14 percent. Overall, sales tax collections on lodging were up nearly 17 percent for the month.

While September’s collections were flat over 2009, year to date sales tax collections for Vail are up, if slightly, at 2.1 percent.

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