Camp Verde was the only Verde Valley community to show an increase in retail sales tax and total sales tax for the first month of fiscal year 2008-2009. Retail sales tax climbed from $74,103 in July 2007 to $113,080 for July 2008.
The total sales tax revenue for July '08 in Camp Verde was $233,588, that's up from '07's total of $194,569.
Cottonwood was down in total sales tax and retail sales tax in July from the same month last year. Retail sales tax collections hit $482,098 compared with $540,619 in July 2007. Total sales tax revenue also dropped. In July of 2007 Cottonwood collected $872,243. But July's total sales tax for this year was $840,144.
Clarkdale saw a big drop in total sales tax revenue for July. In 2007, the town collected a total of $119,907 in sales tax. That dropped to $59,093 for July 2008. Retail sales tax also dropped from $6,861 in 07 to $5,223 for 08.
Jerome's total sales tax revenue dropped from $42,444 in July 07 to $37,409 for July 08. Retail sales tax also dropped slightly from $16,893 in July of 07 to $16,218 for July of 08.
Sedona almost stayed even with last July's total sales tax revenue. A year ago, Sedona took in $1,253, 632 in total sales tax for July. This year, the total amount for July was $1,252,755. Retail sales tax for Sedona dropped from $311,178 in July of 2007 to $305,458 for July of 2008.