Vicksburg receives higher sales tax collection revenues, says mayor


VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced the city received higher-than-expected sales tax revenue from the state for the months of May 2021 and June 2021.

“We’re seeing record-setting tax revenues in nearly every category month after month,” said Flaggs. “These revenues should be one of our greatest reminders to continue shopping at home whenever possible. This is a great sign for the future growth and development of this City.”

According to the mayor, the city’s general sales tax, 2% hotel and restaurant tax, and gaming taxes saw significant increases compared to previous years:

  • May 2021 – General sales tax revenues reached $721,829.70, up 2.85% from FY 2020
  • May 2021 – 2% hotel and restaurant tax reached $256,800.03, up 59.54% from FY 2020
  • June 2021 – Gaming tax revenues reached $603,796.45, an 18.11% increase compared to FY 2020

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