story by staff reporter Nora Drenner
The Sabine Sales and Use Tax Commission has released the parish’s sales tax report for May.
Here are the tax dollars each local government entity received in May 2020.
The School Board received $1,438,049.06, which equates to $451,739.76 more than what was received in May 2019.
The Police Jury took in $719,024.64, which is $226,531.61 more than this time last year.
The Town of Many obtained $136,334.16, which is $19,296.22 more than the same time last year.
The Town of Zwolle grabbed $39,945.98, which is $19,595.99 less than May 2019.
The Village of Converse acquired $3,747.02, a decrease of 3,576.06 as compared to May 2019.
The Village of Florien collected 16,670.56, a decrease of $188.23 as compared to last year in May.
The Village of Pleasant Hill received $5,426.45, a decrease of $2,570.43 as compared to May 2019.
The Law District received $539,264.98, an increase of $169,895.53 over May 2019.
The District Attorney took in $90,041.12, which is $28,143.85 more than in May 2019.
The Council on Aging obtained $179,772.91, an increase of $56,656.03.
The Tourism Commission collected $9,168.74, a decrease of 13,110.28.
School District #34 received $ 81,518.63 , a decrease of $3,311.33.
School District #2 received 277,990.75, an increase of $116,588.96
Along with the report, tax administrator Nolan Rivers commented on the significant increase in some jurisdictions compared to the same time frame time last year.
“As you can see,” said Rivers, “collections for May 2020 were up significantly as compared to May 2019. This is due to the fact that our office closed two large audits that greatly increased the collections of the following jurisdictions: School Board, Police Jury, Law District, School District #2, District Attorney and Council on Aging. Without the audits, these jurisdictions would have been down anywhere from 32-47 percent.”
May tax distributions reflect sales tax retailers collected in March and remitted to the tax office in April.