JOPLIN, MO.--- The City of Joplin will end its fiscal year with a drop in sales tax revenue. The city has gotten its final sales tax check for fiscal year 2013. It's a total of 12 and a half million dollars. That number is down 3% from last year, a drop of nearly $400,000. City workers say much of the decrease comes from the loss of out of state sales tax revenue.
"The good news is the last few months of the fiscal year, it seems that we have leveled off and it appears that we're getting back to our normal sales tax collections," said Leslie Haase, Joplin Finance Director.
City workers expect to see numbers grow in the next fiscal year, budgeting for a 2% increase.
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