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2011 Annual Stat Report

2011 Annual Stat Report

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North Dakot
Sales and Use TaxStatistical Report2011
Sales Occurringin Calendar Year 2011
This report can be accessed at: www.nd.gov/tax
O
FFICE
 
OF
S
TATE
T
AX
C
OMMISSIONER
Cory Fong, Tax Commissioner
 
Of
ce of State Tax CommissionerTable of Contents
Introduction
......................................................................................................1-3
Summary of Changes in Sales and Use Tax Rates and Tax Bases
........................3-6
Statistics by County
 
Table 1
Taxable Sales and Taxable Purchases by County, Calendar Year 2011 ........................7 
Table 2
Comparison of Taxable Sales and Comparison of Taxable Sales andTaxable Purchases, by County, Calendar Years 2010 and 2011 .................................8
Statistics by City
 
Table 3
Taxable Sales and Taxable Purchases, 200 Largest Cities,Calendar Year 2011 .......................................................................................9-12 
Table 4
Comparison of Taxable Sales and Comparison of Taxable Salesand Taxable Purchases, 200 Largest Cities, Calendar Years 2010and 2011 ....................................................................................................13-16
Statistics by IndustryTable 5
Comparison of Taxable Sales and Purchases by Industry,Calendar Years 2010 and 2011 ..........................................................................17
 
Introduction
Reporting Period
This report contains statistics of taxable sales and taxable purchases made during calendar year2011. The taxable sales and taxable purchases are provided by businesses to the Of 
ce of State TaxCommissioner on quarterly or monthly returns.This report is used primarily as a summary of the economic activity that occurs throughout theregions of the state. In recognition that the primary focus of this report is as an economic indicator,not as a summary of state tax revenues, sales tax collections are no longer contained in this report.Collections statistics are available from the Of 
ce of Management and Budget or the Of 
ce of TaxCommissioner.
Comparisons
Taxable sales and taxable sales plus purchases reported for the current year are compared with thosereported for the prior year by county on Table 2 and by city on Table 4. (For an explanation of taxable sales, taxable purchases, or tax base, see the De
nition of Terms
 
section of this report.)Some data cannot be attributed to the county or city in which the sale or purchase was made, such asdata from consolidated and out-of-state returns. This data is excluded from any particular county orcity in the
rst four tables and is reported at the end of Tables 1 through 4.All taxable sales and taxable purchases reported for the current year are compared to the prior yearin Table 5. This table compares activity by industry in North Dakota using the 2002 North AmericanIndustrial Classi
cation System (NAICS). (Previously, industry statistics were reported using theSIC system. Statistics have been reclassi
ed using NAICS beginning with the 2005 report.) Someindustries are characterized by a higher than normal amount of taxable purchases or by an unusuallylarge number of out-of-state returns. Therefore, by including all returns and all taxable sales andtaxable purchases, the comparisons in Table 5 more likely capture sales activity within a particularindustry.
Cautionary Note:
 
Caution is urged in drawing conclusions from comparisons made of individualcounty and city totals shown in this report. Statistics in this report are not necessarily a completelyaccurate measure of any particular level of economic activity in the state or in any county or city for any speci
 fi
c year. For example, businesses that deal only in exempt sales or services do not 
 fi
le salestax returns and, therefore, their sales are not included in this report. A complete economic analysisshould include other economic factors that are indicators of business activity, in addition to thestatistics reported here.
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