By CRAIG FREILICH
CANTON – St. Lawrence County saw a modest 1.8 percent increase in sales tax revenues for 2012 over 2011.
The county has received $41,956,358 in revenue from its three percent sales tax rate, about $750,000 more than for 2011, according to county treasurer Kevin Felt.
It has been his practice, he said, to plan on receiving in sales taxes for a year what had been actually received the year before, and that seems to have worked out.
“We had budgeted for $41.2 million for 2012, and have budgeted $42.1 million for 2013, so if we carry the same 1.8 percent this year, we’ll have met the budgeted amount,” Felt said.