Rebate checks up from a year ago
Combs sent out $552 million in November local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems a nd specia l pur pose taxing districts. That is up 15.5 percent compared to the same time in 2011.
Tax rebate check totals for the City of Rockdale, Rockdale Municipal Development District ( MDD) and Milam County were up compared to the same time a year ago.
Rockdale’s check this month was $48,561 compared to $38,884 for December 2011, up 24.8 percent. The city is also up 13 percent for the year at $699,353.
Rockdale’s MDD received $23,169 for the month, up 2.3 percent from a year ago’s $22,638. The district’s yearly total now sits at $320,479, up 14.6 percent.
Milam County’s check was $105,907, up 24.2 percent from $85,268 a year ago. The county sits at $1,203,490 for the year, up 18.8 percent.
The sales tax figures represent October sales reported by monthly tax filers.
STATEWIDE—“Gains across major sectors boosted state sales tax revenue,” Combs said. “Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction and telecommunications.”
Texas cities received $360.8 million in tax allocations, up 14.2 percent compared to November 2011.
Allocations to counties are running 18.9 percent ahead of this point in 2011, with $37.2 million going out to them in November.
Combs also sent $29 million to special purpose taxing districts, up 29.3 percent compared to November 2011.