Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tax Data For Oconee County And Its Neighbors Show Revenues Do Not Always Increase After Commercial Development

Consumers Can Move Purchases

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenues increased 10.1 percent in Oconee County following the opening of a cluster of stores, including Marshalls, PetSmart and Gap, in Epps Bridge Centre in the third quarter of 2013.

But Clarke County also increased its revenue from its SPLOST tax during that same period even while it was losing stores to Epps Bridge Centre.