City tax allocations up, county’s check down

MDD receiving slightly more than a year ago

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in August was $2.39 billion, up 2.1 percent compared to August 2012.

Combs sent out $575 million in August local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 2.8 percent compared to the same time in 2012.

The tax rebate checks for the City of Rockdale and Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) were up for month, while Milam County was slightly down for September. All three were up for the year.

Rockdale’s check this month was $53,088.53 compared to $47,738.56 from Sept. 2012, up 11.2 percent. Totals are just barely up from what they were for the year at 1.02 percent, with $535,695.37 received so far this year, compared to $530,284.80 at this point in 2012.

The MDD check was $25,816.59, up 12.46 percent from $22,955.91 a year ago. Totals for this year have the entity at $248,451.01, up 0.88 percent from this point in 2012. Last year’s total in September was $246,263.85.

COUNTY— Milam County received $94,164.40 for the month, down 1.01 percent from last September’s

$95,131.77. However, totals are a good bit higher, 37.33 percent, for the year. The county has received $1,273,831.10 thus far in 2013, compared to $927,520.09 compared to this time last year.

Sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in July.

STATEWIDE—“ The latest monthly gains were led by sectors such as construction and the restaurant industry,” Combs said.

Texas cities received $379.2 million in tax allocations, up 3.5 percent compared to Sept. 2012. Allocations to counties are down 3.1 from this point in 2012, with $36.6 million going out.

Combs also sent $30.4 million in allocations to special purpose taxing districts, up 5.8 percent.

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