CASPER, Wyo. — The State of Wyoming’s 4% sales and use tax collections were up 11.8% in fiscal year 2019.
That amounts to $80.7 million in additional collections compared with FY 2018.
That is according to Jim Robinson, principal economist for the state’s Economic Analysis Division.
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“’For the fiscal year 2019, Converse County registered the largest gain in collections in a year-over-year comparison of $24.2 million followed by Natrona and Campbell counties with $14.0 million and $13.9 million more in collections, respectively,'” Robinson said in a Tuesday, July 30 press release.
Retail and mining saw the largest growth in sales and use tax collections.
The retail sector saw an extra $28.8 million in FY 2019 collections and mining was up $22.3 million, according to Robinson.