BY KRISTI REED
Sales tax income to Barrow County fell in FY2007 by $143,000 over the previous year. Local option sales taxes also fell short of budget for FY2007 by $350,000.
That stagnation of local sales tax income has continued into the current fiscal year as well. For the first four months of FY2008 (Oct.-Jan.), local option sales taxes totaled $1.8 million in Barrow County, slightly less than collections from a year ago.