Some increase in most local tax rebates

County totals still down 17.6% on the year

There were surprising increases for most local taxing entities, following a statewide trend as sales tax rebates were up in the month of November, according to the Texas Comptroller’s office.

However, the rebate received by the City of Rockdale was down 4.8 percent compared to a year ago. The November 2010 check was in the amount of $68,316, whereas $71,979 was received in November 2009.

Year-to-date, Rockdale has received $649,241, down 6.3 percent.

Milam County showed a 17.6 percent decrease in year-to-date totals but was up 3.7 percent for the month.

Bordering counties saw an increase for the month and most in year-to-date totals. Only Lee County saw a negative in yearto date compared to refunds received at this same time in 2009. Burleson county is up almost 30 percent from Nov. 2009.

All other Milam County towns showed increases in monthly rebates compared to November 2009, but most still show a decline in year-to-date figures. Buckholts is the exception where they are up around 17 percent for both the month and year.

November sales tax allocations to local governments represent September sales reported to the Comptroller in October by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported to the Comptroller in October by quarterly tax filers.

K EEP IT UP– Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax revenue in October was $1.62 billion, up 6.6 percent compared to October 2009.

“Total sales tax collections have now exceeded year ago amounts for a seventh consecutive month,” Combs said. “We will need to keep monitoring revenue from these and other sectors to see if tax collections maintain an upward trend.”

SALES TAX REBATE AMOUNTS
Taxing entity Nov. 2010 Change YTD 2010 Change
Rockdale $68,316 -4.8% $649,241 -6.3%
Cameron 76,729 9.2% 623,925 -4.8%
Thorndale 12,149 4.3% 91,255 -4.9%
Milano 5,463 16.7% 52,541 -8.9%
Buckholts 1,263 17.2% 11,785 16.9%
Hospital Dist. 19,439 -8.3% 182,883 -29.4%
Rdl. Dev. Dist. 8,427 U/C* 84,732 U/C
Milam 82,368 3.7% 942,154 -17.6%
Bell 1,254,247 8.3% 12,906,711 4.1%
Burleson 78,090 29.9% 764,214 20.5%
Falls 37,619 15.6% 321,638 4.0%
Lee 82,754 23.4% 686,568 -10.4%
* Levy uncollected at this time last year.


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