Rockdale rebate check up for month, year
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent out $488.7 million in April local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose tasking districts. That is up 17 percent compared to a year ago.
Combs said that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.87 billion, up 16.9 percent compared to March 2011.
Tax rebate check totals for Rockdale, the Rockdale Municipal Development District and Milam County continue to be up compared to a year ago.
Rockdale’s rebate check for April 2012 was $45,673, compared to $42,580 for April 2011, up 7.2 percent. The city is also up 12.2 percent for the year at $225,940.
Rockdale’s Municipal Development District received $21,869 for April, up 16.9 percent from a year ago. The MDD’s yearly total now sits at $106,504, up 18 percent.
Milam Count y ’s check for March was $93,754, up 19.9 percent from $78,170 a year ago. It now sits at $395,617 for the year, up 21 percent.
The sales tax figures represent monthly sales that occurred in February.
STATEWIDE—“ The latest sales tax revenue numbers mark a continuation of recent trends we have seen in sales tax receipts,” Combs said. “Strong collections continued in oil and gas-related sectors, while growth in revenue from the retail sector and restaurants also accelerated.”
Texas cities received $321.8 million, up 15.1 percent compared to April 2011 and an increase of 9.2 for the year.
Sales tax allocations to counties are running 22.8 percent ahead of this point in 2011, with $32.8 million going out to them in April. Counties allocations are up 15.5 for the year.
Combs also sent $24.1 million to special purpose taxing districts, up 35.6 percent compared to April a year ago. They are up 24.6 percent for the year.
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