Lodging tax revenues for January are down compared to last year
Lodging tax revenues for the first month of 2012 were down from January of last year county-wide. According to the latest report from the Cook County Auditor-Treasurer’s office, the January totals were down 7.2 percent .
Lutsen-Tofte revenues were down 8 percent from last January. Grand Marais revenues were down 9.9 percent from this time last year. The Gunflint Trail revenues for December were up 1.8 percent.
The Auditor’s office emphasizes that not all businesses report taxes at the same time each year and revenues are an “apples-to-apples comparison.” That means only businesses which reported lodging tax revenues both in January of this year and last year are included in the monthly accounting.