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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Gas tax receipts down for year

  • Phelps County’s gas tax receipts through the County Aid Road Trust (CART) fund distributions were down for 2013 compared to the county’s 2012 deposit.
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  • Phelps County’s gas tax receipts through the County Aid Road Trust (CART) fund distributions were down for 2013 compared to the county’s 2012 deposit.
    According to a financial report prepared by County Treasurer Carol Green and given to Phelps County Commissioners last week, the county received a total of $617,656.69 in gas tax revenue this year. That is 0.43 percent down from the 2012 total of $620,305.33.
    In the county’s budget, officials expected to bring in about $617,320 in gas tax funds this year.
    The county’s December 2013 deposit was $56,775.58, which is a 4.97 percent increase over the December 2012 deposit of $54,089.59.
    In addition to the gas tax, the county also receives its share of funds from motor vehicle sales tax revenue and revenue received from motor vehicle fees. Distributions from all three tax funds are administered by the state.
    The county received a total of $139,946.42 in 2013 in motor vehicle sales tax revenue. That is an 8.43 percent increase over the total receipts in 2012, which amounted to $129,062.78.
    The county’s December 2013 deposit for motor vehicle sales tax revenue was $12,482.86, a 29.12 percent increase over the December 2012 deposit of $9,667.77.
    For motor vehicle fees, the county received a total of $87,324.11, a 0.33 percent decrease from the 2012 total of fees, which amounted to $87,615.84.
    In December 2013, receipts from motor vehicle fees for Phelps County were $6,386.23, a 6.89 percent increase from the December 2012 deposit of $5,974.43.
    Below is a comparison of the county’s share in all three distribution categories for the months of January through November between 2012 and 2013.
    Gas tax revenue
    November 2013 —  $48,242.60; November 2012 — $49,149.04, negative 1.84 percent difference.
    October 2013 —  $53,980.85; October 2012 — $54,145.27, negative 0.3 percent difference.
    September 2013 — $54,069.93; September 2012 — $52,698.86, positive 2.6 percent difference.
    August 2013 — $52,954.88; August 2012 — $53,625.09; negative 1.25 percent difference.
    July 2013 — $53,988.53; July 2012 — $54,694.30; negative 1.29 percent difference.
    June 2013 — $51,853.36; June 2013 — $51,235.55; positive 1.21 percent difference.
    May 2013 — $51,294.75; May 2012 — $52,191.58; negative 1.72 percent difference.
    April 2013 — $44,591.92; May 2012 — $47,205.73; negative 5.54 percent difference.
    March 2013 — $48,869.69; May 2012 — $48,514.91; positive 0.73 percent difference.
    February 2013 — $50,363.70; May 2012 — $52,197.19; negative 3.51 percent difference.
    January 2013 — $50,670.90; May 2012 — $50,558.22; positive 0.22 percent difference.
    Motor vehicle sales tax revenue
    November 2013 — $13,383.31; November 2012 — $11,331.11, positive 18.11 percent difference.
    October 2013 — $13,950.95; October 2012 — $11,374.11, positive 22.66 percent difference.
    September 2013 — $11,885; September 2012 — $11,344.06; positive 4.77 percent difference.
    August 2013 — $13,178.37; August 2012 — $12,378.24; positive 6.46 percent difference.
    July 2013 — $8,991.85; July 2012 — 11,091.29; negative 18.93 percent difference.
    June 2013 — $13,686.93; June 2012 — $11,004.66; positive 24.37 percent difference
    May 2013 — $10,543.01; May 2012 — $9,963.96; positive 5.81 percent difference.
    April 2013 — $13,518.22; May 2012 — $13,101.86; positive 3.18 percent difference.
    March 2013 — $9,124.49; May 2012 — $9,750.46; negative 6.42 percent difference.
    February 2013 — $8,972.35; May 2012 — $8,844.13; positive 1.45 percent difference.
    January 2013 — $10,229.08; May 2012 — $9,211.13; positive 11.05 percent difference.
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    November 2013 — $7,550.57; November 2012 — $7,290.09, positive 3.57 percent difference.
    October 2013 — $6,915.73; October 2012 — $7,392.09, negative 6.44 percent difference.
    September 2013 — $6,703.40; September 2012 — $7,405.80; negative 9.48 percent difference.
    August 2013 — $7,095.12; August 2012 — $6,513.82; positive 8.92 percent difference.
    July 2013 — $4,729.56; July 2012 — $7,488.07; negative 36.84 percent difference.
    June 2013 — $10,323.13; June 2012 — $8,611.10; positive 19.88 percent difference.
    May 2013 — $8,574.16; May 2012 — $8,580.61; negative 0.08 percent difference.
    April 2013 — $9,944.74; May 2012 — $8,801.48; positive 12.99 percent difference.
    March 2013 — $5,045.23; May 2012 — $7,004.51; negative 27.97 percent difference.
    February 2013 — $5,533.22; May 2012 — $6,612.30; negative 16.32 percent difference.
    January 2013 — $8,523.02; May 2012 — $5,941.54; positive 43.45 percent difference.

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