The Department of Revenue posts sale tax collections monthly for each Wilson County municipality and for Wilson County government. Sales made inside a municipalitys corporate city limits are applied to that citys receipts while all other sales are regarded as collections due county government.
So far, local sales tax collections for the countys three municipalities are up for the same period one year ago.
The positive trend in sales tax collections points to an improving economy.
In recent weeks Wilson County has seen a reduction in unemployment percentages and an uptick in the real estate market, all of which are contributing factors, according to local government officials, in a stronger local economy.