The August report for the Natchitoches Tax Commission shows a negative difference for July’s sales tax collections in the amount of $92,304. Year to date there is a negative difference in the amount of $154,094. However, Natchitoches Tax Commission Administrator Jerry McWherter said he’s not concerned as everything is where is should be for this time of the year.
The City just started it’s fiscal year and tax collections do fall during the summer months, which is a slow time for Natchitoches. McWherter said he expects it to pick up as the holiday season starts. Overall he said the City sales tax collections trend flat through the years.