Rockdale sales allocation check up for month

MDD check still seeing decline for month, year; County rebate check well ahead of March 2012

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in February was $2.08 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to February 2012.

Combs sent out $531.1 million in February local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 12.2 percent compared to the same time in 2012.

The tax rebate check for the City of Rockdale was up for March, whereas the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) saw a smaller check than it did in March 2012. Milam County’s rebate was up for month and year.

Rockdale’s check this month was $48,744 compared to $44,224 for March 2012, up 10.2 percent. However, totals are down 5.6 percent for the year, with $170,006 received this year compared to $180,266 at this point last year.

The MDD received $20,681 for the month, down just 2.1 percent from last year’s $21,136. Totals are also down 7.2 percent for the year. The district has received $78,514 thus far in 2013, compared to $84,635 at this point in 2012.

Milam County’s check was $130,515, up 53.7 percent from $84,900 a year ago. Totals are also up 38.6 percent for the year.

Sales tax figures represent January sales reported by monthly tax filers as well as sales by businesses that report tax on a quarterly or annual basis.

STATEWIDE—“Sales tax revenues continue to grow but a more moderate pace compared to recent months,” Combs said. “The latest increase was led by receipts from the construction and restaurant sectors.”

Texas cities received $348.7 million in tax allocations, up 11.5 percent compared to March 2012.

Allocations to counties are running 8.8 percent ahead of this point in 2012, with $34.2 million going out to them in March.

Combs also sent $27.7 million to special purpose taxing districts, up 20.7 percent compared to March 2012.

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