After an aborted plan to get the city of Columbus to pay $80,000 more in fees for ad valorem tax collection, Lowndes County officials are now willing to work with the city to find another way.
A Lowndes County Supervisors vote on Monday could knock an $80,000 hole in the Columbus city budget next fiscal year.
Mississippi tax collections were slightly worse during the first three months of the current budget year than they were the same time last year, an expert told lawmakers Wednesday.
Mississippi tax collections are looking better than they did this time last year.
Mississippi tax collections picked up slightly in March, after months of being in the doldrums.
November was a bleak month for Mississippi tax collections.
Mississippi’s top elected officials say the outlook for state tax collections is improving, despite a dip during the first months of the current budget year.
Mississippi tax collections picked up in May but are still lagging as the state enters the final month of its budget year.
Mississippi tax collections fell more than $85 million short of expectations in April. Officials say that’s partly because a Department of Revenue staffing shortage slowed the process of depositing checks.
Mississippi tax collections are running $91 million ahead of expectations just over halfway into the fiscal year, a top budget writer said Tuesday.