November rebates up for Rockdale

Milam’s allocation check total up for year from same point in 2011

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.03 billion, up 8.2 percent compared to October 2011.

Combs sent out $611.5 million in October local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 5.4 percent compared to the same time in 2011.

Tax rebate check totals for the City of Rockdale and Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) remained steady compared to the same time a year ago, while Milam County numbers are down slightly.

Rockdale’s November check was $ 72,858 compared to $68,839 for November 2011, up 5.8 percent. The city is also up 12.2 percent for the year at $650,792.

Rockdale’s MDD received $28,885 for the month, up 6.4 percent from a year ago’s $27,145. The district’s yearly total now sits at $297,309, up 15.7 percent.

Milam County’s check for November was $96,019, down 4.7 percent from $100,784 a year ago. The county sits at $1,097,582 for the year, up 18.3 percent.

The sales tax figures represent September sales reported by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported by quarterly filers.

STATEWIDE—“The state’s growth in sales tax revenue continued to be led by collections from the oil and natural gas-related sectors,” Combs said. “We also saw strong consumer spending drive gains in retail trade and the restaurant sector as well.”

Texas cities received $404.4 million in tax allocations, up 4.1 percent compared to November 2011.

Allocations to counties are running 12.9 percent ahead of this point in 2011, with $40.1 million going out to them in November.

Combs also sent $31 million to special purpose taxing districts, up 19.1 percent compared to November 2011.

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