By Ken Stern 

Town's January tax receipts are solid


February 28, 2024

Lots of tourists stayed overnight in La Conner last November. The town council’s January packet summarizing revenues reported $9,464 was collected in hotel/motel taxes, above 2023 and the second highest ever. The visitors did not spend a record amount of money, though. Still, the $42,875 in sales tax was only 1.2% and $516 below last year’s total. It is the third highest January total reported to the town by the state’s Department of Commerce.

The $4,281 collected for the Special Use Fire Tax was below 2023’s total, by $225.

Residents were more forthcoming, paying $4,001 in property taxes, the...

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