Rockdale sales allocation check up for month

County rebate check well ahead of April 2012

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared to March 2012.

Combs sent out $521.9 million in April local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 6.8 percent compared to the same time in 2012.

The tax rebate checks for the City of Rockdale and the Rockdale Municipal Development Distirct (MDD) were up for April, but both down for the year. Milam County’s rebate remains up for month and year.

Rockdale’s check this month was $49,362 compared to $45,673 for April 2012, up 8.0 percent. However, totals are down 2.9 percent for the year, with $219,369 received this year compared to $225,940 at this point last year.

The MDD received $23,872 for the month, up 9.1 percent from last y ear’s $ 21,869. T otals a re also down 3.8 percent for the year. The district has received $102,387 thus far in 2013, compared to $106,504 at this point in 2012.

Milam County’s check was $138,720, up 47.9 percent from $93,754ayearago. Totalsare also up 40.8 percent for the year at $557,282.

Sales tax figures represent February sales reported by monthly tax filers.

STATEWIDE—“Sales tax revenue growth was seen in both the business and consumer sectors of the economy,” Combs said. “Sales tax revenue has now increased for 36 consecutive months.”

Texas cities received $343.1 million in tax allocations, up 6.6 percent compared to April 2012.

Allocations to counties are running 7.5 percent ahead of this point in 2012, with $35.2 million going out to them in April.

Combs also sent $26.6 million in allocations to special purpose taxing districts and $117 million in tax rebates to transit systems.

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