2018 was a good year in sales tax revenue for the City of Quincy, according to officials.
City treasurer Linda Moore says the city saw a 7.9 percent increase in sales tax revenue from November 2017 to November 2018.
Moore thinks the close out sales of Sears and Bergner’s played a big part in the revenue hike.
With that increase, the city can provide more of the essential services residents need.
“Sales tax pays a big part of our general fund,” said Moore. “Without the sales tax a lot of our other services wouldn’t be provided or the cost to provide them would have go up.”
Moore says predictions for 2019 is for local sales tax to decrease due to more people shopping online. The city also gets a portion of the purchases made online.