The March numbers for the alcoholic beverage tax is normally the least amount in the calendar year and while it holds true so far, the tax dollars have drastically increased for Logan County.
For the month of March, Logan County collected $16,018.59 in the tax and is an increase of 178 percent compared to the same month ($5,761.46) a year ago.
In January, Logan County saw an increase of 30 percent and in February an increase of 74 percent.
Beginning in October 2018, grocery and convenience stores began selling wine and cold, strong beer. The change came after legislation and voters’ approval of a state question.
December 2018 has proven to be the largest allocation brought in by the county at $28,102.08.
The alcoholic beverage tax is a selective sales tax that is designed to raise revenue from sales. Taxes on alcoholic beverages are collected by the state but shared with local governments.
Here is the breakdown of the allocation of the Alcoholic Beverage Tax for Logan County in March 2019.
Cedar Valley $312.30