By Ken Stern 

Town sales taxes hit record in July


August 16, 2023

Better weather in May is probably why tourists again made La Conner their destination. The $55,179 collected in sales tax revenue is the first record high collection for its month in 2023, topping July 2022 by 2.3%. The state’s Department of Resources reports on a two month lag.

The special use fire tax barely reached its record, $29 over the July 2022 report, at $5,393, tracking sales taxes, as it does.

Most healthy, as it has been all year, was the hotel motel tax revenue, at $16,442, another record, 9% above July 2022.

The $9,874 in REET (Real Estate Excise Tax) revenue is $2,000 abov...

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