By Amye Anderson
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – May sales tax collections across the Upper Cumberland region fell from the previous month; falling 2.8 percent, or a loss of more than $624,000 in collections.

While many UC counties reported a dip compared to April’s collections, a handful of counties reported an increase over the previous month.

Pickett (36.6) and Jackson (17.8) counties each reported double-digit gains in collections followed by Overton County (6.5), which was the only other county to report a positive change.

The remaining UC counties including Cannon (-3.1), Clay (-10.2), Cumberland (-0.9), DeKalb (-1.0), Fentress (-6.8), Macon (-5.1), Putnam (-4.3), Smith (-4.4), Van Buren (-18.0), Warren (-4.5), and White (-3.3) all fell below April’s reported sales tax collections.

Overall, the state reported a small increase of four-tenths of a percentage point. 

Counties May 2018 April 2018 Percent Change
Cannon $396,526 $409,270 -3.1
Clay $243,516 $271,265 -10.2
Cumberland  $4,321,405 $4,360,322 -0.9
DeKalb $897,209 $906,001 -1.0
Fentress $746,558 $800,940 -6.8
Jackson $203,928 $173,102 17.8
Macon $1,038,795 $1,094,207 -5.1
Overton $966,708 $907,515 6.5
Pickett $270,512 $198,019 36.6
Putnam  $8,261,164 $8,632,303 -4.3
Smith $921,299 $963,456 -4.4
Van Buren  $98,981 $120,710 -18.0
Warren $2,256,849 $2,363,913 -4.5
White $1,375,287 $1,422,509 -3.3
UC $21,998,737 $22,623,532 -2.8
TN $733,067,000 $729,985,000 0.4
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Amye Anderson is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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