Even though the 2020 year has yet to come to an end, the city of Dell Rapids has already set a record for sales tax revenue during the year. The latest sales tax revenue figures through the end of November were reported at the Dell Rapids City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, December 21st.
“We had a little dip in November, not too bad though,” said Justin Weiland. The month of November showed a sales tax revenue of just under $105,000, which is down 2.74% compared to November 2019. However, the total for 2020 is just over $1.24 million which is still up 9.1% when compared to the same time frame in 2019.
“Hopefully December’s comes in strong, and we can be between 8-10% category for the year increase which is far in excess of the 30% loss we were talking about when COVID hit. The state was telling us to prepare for,” added Weiland.
The total of $1,242,135.82 collected so far in 2020 already surpasses the total collected for all of 2019 and is the highest amount ever collected in Dell Rapids.