AUBURN – Auburn is on pace for record-high sales taxes in 2017.
In March, Auburn collected a record high for any month its economic history at $45,714. The March collections put overall collections higher than last year.
Auburn averaged over $41,000 per month for the last quarter in 2016 and needs to average only $40,000 per month to top the record high of $481,439.
The State of Nebraska also reported record high sales tax in 2016 at $1.6 billion, however forecasters warned the state Legislature this year of a budget shortfall in excess of $800 million.
Auburn’s sales taxes are currently $52,000 above budget.