State Fair tax revenues up for 2013

Tax revenues from the 2013 South Dakota State Fair are higher than the previous year’s numbers, according to the figures released by the Department of Revenue.

The latest figures available show the five-day fair raised $148,031.20 in total tax revenues, over the 2012 State Fair when tax revenues reached $143,510.

Of the $148,031.20 collected this year, $73,518.44 was state sales tax, $36,759.22 was municipal sales tax, $10,295.88 was municipal gross receipts tax and $27,457.66 was state tourism tax. Gross sales for the 2013 South Dakota State Fair totaled $1,837,960.90.

Tax revenues from this year’s fair will continue to be collected over the next few weeks, even though the fair officially ended Sept. 2.

State Fair officials are calling this year’s event a great success. Despite high temperatures, officials say this year’s attendance numbers reached the third highest ever.

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