Sales tax receipts rose in five of six area counties in 2013 compared to 2012.
Williams County, along with Defiance, Henry, Paulding, and Putnam counties all saw an increase, although most were slight. Defiance County had the most with a 5.2 percent increase.
Only one local county, Fulton, reported a decrease,
Sales taxes provide a significant part of each county’s general fund revenue., and they vary among the local counties.
Statewide, the sales tax rate for 2014 is 5.75 percent.
Each individual county’s rate is added to the state rate. Some county rates can be as much as 2.25 percent.