City budgeting, preparing for sales tax shortfall

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson
Charlie Benton
Daily Times Leader

As West Point and other municipalities across Mississippi and the rest of the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential for dwindling sales tax numbers is beginning to show itself.

West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson discussed some his concerns regarding sales tax numbers and the options he was looking at to keep the city in better financial shape.

He said the city had not seen the effects yet, but would begin to when the numbers came out and the city received its check on May 15. Sales tax numbers are calculated two months out. For example, the numbers reported in May will be those from March.

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