Rockdale rebate check up for month, year

Milam, MDD also see increase compared to same time last 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.

SALES TAX REBATE AMOUNTS
Taxing entity April 2012 Change YTD 2012 Change
Rockdale $45,673 7.2% $225,940 12.2%
Cameron 65,123 64.9% 210,538 10.4%
Thorndale 7,301 16.6% 33,422 7.2%
Milano 4,684 24.0% 21,428 -17.7%
Buckholts 695 -1.1% 3,505 0.8%
Lexington 17,061 21.7% 54,977 11.9%
Taylor 223,986 17.9 686,458 6.3%
Rdl. Dev. Dist 0.04 U/C 0.81 -85.1%
Rdl Dev Dis* 21,869 16.9% 106,504 18.0%
Milam 93,754 19.9% 395,617 21.0%
Bell 1,227,344 9.2% 4,970,431 6.1%
Burleson 110,405 22.4% 495,764 46.6%
Falls 32,910 40.6% 125,258 14.5%
Lee 77,519 27.8% 339,373 21.6%
* Boundary lines of Municipal District were re-drawn in 2010.


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