Sales and lodging tax up in Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — The city of Dothan has released new figures showing it is up in sales and lodging tax for March 2024 compared to last year.

Tax collections often indicate how much people spend in various economic sectors.

In March, the city of Dothan collected $7,404,501 in sales tax. This is $348,908 more than the city expected to bring in and $41,286 more than the city collected in March 2023 ($7,363,215).

Last month, the city saw increases in two individual sectors compared to last year: alcohol tax and farm tax.

Farm tax brought in $5,785, only $284 more than in March 2023. Alcohol tax brought in $113,232 last month. In March 2023, Dothan only brought in $67,242 in alcohol tax, a $45,990 difference.

In lodging tax, the city brought in $306,020. This is $58,716 over the expected budget for March 2024 and $53,970 more than last year.

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