While State Retracts From Budget Shortfalls, Auburn Sales Tax On Record Pace

AUBURN – Auburn is on pace for record-high sales taxes in 2017.

In March, Auburn collected a record high for any month its economic history at $45,714. The March collections put overall collections higher than last year.

Auburn averaged over $41,000 per month for the last quarter in 2016 and needs to average only $40,000 per month to top the record high of $481,439.

The State of Nebraska also reported record high sales tax in 2016 at $1.6 billion, however forecasters warned the state Legislature this year of a budget shortfall in excess of $800 million.

Auburn’s sales taxes are currently $52,000 above budget.

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