City, MDD rebate checks down for the month

Milam County allocations way ahead of June 2012 totals

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.26 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to May 2012.

Combs sent out $556.8 million in June local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 8.3 percent compared to the same time in 2012.

The tax rebate checks for the City of Rockdale and the Rockdale Municipal Develop- ment District (MDD) were down for June and the year, compared to the same time in 2012.

Rockdale’s check this month was $54,145.85 compared to $57,100.55 for June 2012, down 5.17 percent. Totals are just barely below what they were for the year at .49 percent less, with $354,439.40 received so far this year, compared to $356,220.15 at this point in 2012.

The MDD received $25,122.26 for the month, down 6.52 percent from last June’s $26,875.83. Totals are also down .16 percent for the year. The district has received $163,696.97 thus far in 2013, compared to $163,975.07 compared to this time last year.

COUNTY— Mi lam County’s check was $ 176,664.25, up a huge 80.59 percent from $97,821.31 a year ago. Totals are also up 50.54 percent for the year at $903,632.01, compared to $600,225.53 at this point in 2012.

Sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in April.

STATEWIDE—“Growth in state sales tax revenue was led by collections from the information services and construction sectors,” Combs said. “Restaurants also showed notable growth, while oil and natural gas-related activity remains a major source of strength.”

Texas cities received $365.3 million in tax allocations, up 8.3 percent compared to June 2012.

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