Sales Taxes Up $222,102

Franklin County’s sales tax collections continue to increase over last year.

Through June, the county’s collections are $222,102 ahead of the same time period last year.

So far this year, the county has collected a total of $7,987,237.

June’s collections were $45,778 more than last June.

The county collected a total of $15.6 million in sales taxes in all of 2012.

Sales taxes are the county’s largest source of revenue.

Presiding County Commissioner John Griesheimer said he is confident improved collections can help the county afford employee raises next year.

Franklin County collects three half-cent sales taxes — capital improvements/road and bridge, law enforcement and general revenue.