Sales are up in the city of Paso Robles, tax report says
Revenue from July to September was 10.8% higher than the third sales period in 2020
– The City of Paso Robles released an additional sales tax report for the third quarter (July-September) this week. Below is a summary of the report:
Paso Robles’ July-September revenue was 10.8% higher than the third selling period in 2020. Excluding reporting aberrations, actual sales were up 13.6%.
Fuel prices soared in 2021, and improved consumption from the previous year’s stay-at-home restrictions led to another quarter with strong results in the gas and station sector -service.
Restaurant recovery continues with increased sales and higher menu prices, for quick-service dining or casual dining. Home delivery for meals is here to stay after becoming a lifeline during previous shutdowns with pandemic restrictions with results reported in county pool results.
While prices have risen for vehicles available for purchase, sales volume is down with reports that many dealerships have less inventory on hand. Losses at new car dealerships led to lower sales in the auto and transportation sectors.
Measure E-12 (additional tax) benefited from higher results from gas stations, casual dining activity and strong sales of general consumer goods. Paso Robles’ J20 measure, the 1% district tax approved by city voters and effective April 1, 2021, has had similar results.
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