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May sales tax distribution

Sales tax intake in the Fredericksburg-area was a mixed bag in May with most localities outperforming the previous year, but the city’s revenue dropping off.

In Stafford, that figure jumped from $968,000 in 2013 to $1.047 million.

King George’s total also grew, from $160,000 in 2013 to $171,000 in 2014.

Caroline County grew from &130,000 to $146,000.

Spotsylvania also grew its sale tax revenue from $1.2 million in 2013 to $1.4 this May.

Fredericksburg reported more than $895,000 brought in by sales tax, down from more than $920,000 the previous year.

*This post previously contained June 2013 numbers. It has been corrected.