By Ken Stern 

May Town tax revenues dip


Way down. The Town of La Conner May sales tax revenues of $48,073 reported to town council by the state’s Department of Revenue are the third highest May report ever, but down $21,7923, 31%, from last year and $10,214 below 2021’s total. The Special Use Fire Tax revenues drop was a twin, the $4,797 also 31%, $2,188 below 2022, though again the third highest report for the month.

Only the motel/hotel tax revenues set a record, the $12,701 $67 above 2022 total.

The revenues are from March transactions, the DOR reporting on a two month lag. There is no correlation analysis with the month’s weathe...

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