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Tkach: 'February was a very good month for retail sales in Huron County'

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Sales tax collection was very strong in Huron County in February.

The county’s portion of sales tax collected was $883,982, which was an all-time high for the month, according to numbers released by auditor Roland Tkach.

The February figure was about $156,000 more than the same month a year ago.

“February was a very good month for retail sales in Huron County,” Tkach said. “It was an interesting bump up for February. We’ll definitely keep monitoring the situation.”

The county is currently about 3 percent more than the sales tax estimate for 2019.

“I’m very pleased where we are with the estimate,” the auditor said.

Vehicle sales were about 20 percent of the overall February total.

“That’s about $11 million in car sales in February,” Tkach said.

Mom-and-Pop stores along with big-box stores each accounted for 23 percent of the total. Liquor sales were up nearly 7 percent for the month.

“We’ll continue to keep a close eye on the sales tax going forward,” Tkach said. “I’m hoping the recent rainy weather didn’t have a negative effect on local spending.”

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