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Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Jerome saw a year-to-year jump in sales tax collections reported in January.

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Holidays drive retail tax revenues through January

Retail stores in four Verde communities brought in more sales tax revenues this January than in the same month last year, according to the newest reports from the Arizona Department of Revenue. January and February are typically the low-earning months for businesses in the Verde Valley, said Kurth Haskell, Yavapai College Small Business Development Center president.