Since the Tesla sales tax discussion got going in town, I thought it would be a good time to revisit which businesses currently generate the most sales tax for the City. The quarterly report works quite a ways in arrears, so these are the top 25 generators for 3Q12 sales that generate receipts to the City in Q4.
The are in alphabetical order: Advantage Rent A Car, Apple Computer, B&N Industries, Benihana, Cammisa Automotive, Chevron, Eagle Car Wash, The Elephant Bar, Fiat of B'game, Garratt Callahan, Hyatt Regency, Kern Jewelers, Marriott, Mike Harvey Acura and Honda, Payless Car Rental, Putnam: Buick, Pontiac GMC and Chevrolet Cadillac and Mazda Volvo and Toyota, Rector Porsche Audi, Safeway, Technical Instrument, Walgreens and WW Grainger.
Autos and Transportation as a category accounted for about 20% of the Point of Sale receipts of just over $4.1 million. Remember--Shop B'game! The bigger the ticket item, the better.