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January sales tax collections up in EBR

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Sales tax numbers jumped almost seven percent in East Baton Rouge Parish in January.

City-parish sales taxes brought in $13.1 million in January 2012, up from $12.3 million in January 2011.

The total was the highest since 2009, when sales tax collections brought in $13.5 million, in part because of rebuilding following Hurricane Gustav.

Sales taxes in 2011 totaled $162.5 million, a four percent compared to 2010.

Click here to view a comparison of EBR's sales tax collections over the last five years.

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