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Sales tax collections beating anticipated numbers


Sales tax collections from the new half percent tax that Sidney voters approved in July 2013 are coming in at a rate that seems higher than expected.

Although the city predicted that yearly revenue over the 10 years that the sales tax will be collected would average $1 million per year, the city thought the tax would bring in a lower amount for first few years.

After tracking the first five months of revenue, city manager Gary Person now believes the city will reach the $1 million per year mark sooner than expected.

“The thing with sales tax is, to me, it’s the fairest form of taxatio...

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