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Mantecans fork over $110M a year to eat out
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Manteca residents love to eat out.
And that’s a good thing for Manteca’s bottom line.
Manteca restaurants in the 2015-2016 fiscal year generated $110,229,000 in taxable sales. Manteca received one cent of every 7.25 cents per dollar in general sales tax from those transactions. The city also receives a half cent sales tax for Measure M public safety expenditures. Local sales tax collected in restaurants that stays in Manteca came to $1,635,435.
That is the second highest category of taxable sales receipts for the city after department stores at $3,015,589. Third on the list are new auto sales at $1,227,704 followed by service stations at $1,128,823 and heavy industry such as American Modular  at $895,035.
The taxable sales data is part of the annual Comprehensive Financial Report prepared by the city’s financial department that was released this week.
Overall the city collected $15,005,588  in taxable sales during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 based on just over $1 billion in taxable sales transactions. That compares to $10,537,294 eight years ago in fiscal year 2008-2009 when the half cent public safety tax was first collected. Manteca’s share of the restaurant sales tax collected in 2008-2009 was $1,087,866.
The top list of sales tax revenues from 2016-2017 and 2006-2007 contain 12 firms that appeared on both lists. They are American Modular Systems, Arco AM/PM Mini Marts, Cabral Chrysler Jeep Suzuki, Chevron Service Stations, Country Nissan, Home Depot, K Mart, Kohl’s, Manteca Ford, Quick Stop Markets, Save Mart, Target, and Wal-Mart.
Establishments that appeared in the 2016-2017 top sales tax generator list that weren’t there 10 years prior are AT&T Mobility, Bass Pro Shops, Burlington Coat Factory, Costco, JC Penney, J.M. Equipment, Manteca Trailer and Motorhome, Roberts & Brune Company, TJ Maxx, Tom Duffy Company, and Valero Service Stations.
Those concerns that were on the 2006-2007 list of top sales tax generators but not on the 2015-2016 list were Best RV Center, B.R. Funstein & Co., Central Valley Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac, Curt Hughes Dodge, Mervyn’s, Orchard Supply Hardware, Raley’s, Sexton Chevrolet, and Top Gun Drywall Supply.

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