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State sales tax stats show 1st positive change in 2 years

Posted 9/26/17 (Tue)

State sales tax stats show 1st positive change in 2 years

By Cecile Wehrman

North Dakota recorded a 6.8 percent increase in taxable sales and purchases during the second quarter of 2017.

State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger last week released the statistics for April, May and June.

“Boasting a positive number for the first time in eight quarters, this second quarter taxable sales and purchases report is good news for the state of North Dakota,” Rauschenberger said. “Our new normal is emerging and it is comparable to pre-oil boom levels.”

In towns across northwestern North Dakota, the majority recorded increased revenue compared to the same period in 2016, from a high of 44 percent more in Tioga to just barely better in Crosby, up 1.87 percent.

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