April tax revenues: NE Tennessee hit less hard than state as a whole

Jeff Keeling | WJHL | June 15th, 2020

(WJHL) – April was expected to be the cruelest month for Tennessee sales and use tax collections due to COVID-19. It was — though it didn’t bite as harshly as many expected, particularly in rural counties and also in Northeast Tennessee.

Across seven Northeast Tennessee counties, for instance, local option sales tax revenues were 3.3 percent higher than in April 2019. Statewide those figures dropped 8.2 percent year to year.

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