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Liquor sales increase 11.5% in Huron County

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Nov 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Sales tax collection is a crucial revenue source for Huron County.

“Sales tax makes up about 63 percent of the general-fund revenue,” Auditor Roland Tkach said.

The latest report reflected August sales where Huron County’s portion of sales tax collected was $781,575.

Tkach said he was pleased with the new numbers and noted sales tax is already at about 101 percent of the estimate for 2018.

In the report for August, liquor sales were up 11.5 percent compared to the same month a year ago. Vehicles sales were at 20 percent.

Mom-and-Pop stores made up 36 percent of the overall sales tax total, while big-box stores accounted for 28 percent.

Shopping local is a great benefit to Huron County, the auditor stressed.

“This year, there is an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas for shopping,” Tkach added.

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