Three major entities see double-digit growth compared to October 2012

State sales tax revenue up for 42 straight months

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in September was $2.01 billion, up 2.7 percent compared to September 2012.

Combs sent out $579.8 million in September local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 2.7 percent compared to the same time in 2012.

The tax rebate checks for the City of Rockdale, Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD) and Milam County were up for the month and the year.

Rockdale’s check this month was $58,134.68 compared to $47,648.68 from Oct. 2012, up 22.0 percent. Totals are just barely up from what they were for the year at 2.75 percent, with $593,830.05 received so far this year, compared to $577,933.48 at this point in 2012.

The MDD check was $6,457.81, up 19.39 percent from $22,160.26 a year ago. Totals for this year have the entity at $274,908.82, up 2.41 percent from this point in 2012. Last year’s total in October was $268,424.11.

COUNTY— Mi lam County received $106,310.97 for the month, up 43.57 percent from last October’s $74,043.08. Totals are also a good bit higher, 37.79 percent, for the year. The county has received $1,380,142.07 thus far in 2013, compared to $1,001,563.17 compared to this time last year.

Sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in August.

STATEWIDE—“Growth was led by collections for the construction, telecommunications and retail sectors,” Combs said.

Texas cities received $382.1 million in tax allocations, up 5.6 percent compared to Oct. 2012. Allocations to counties are up 0.1 percent from this point in 2012, with $38.1 million going out.

Combs also sent $30.5 million in allocations to special purpose taxing districts, up 11.8 percent from Oct. 2012.

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