Rockdale rebates down for November

MDD, county checks stay just above from last November

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.14 billion, up 5.4 percent compared to October 2012.

Combs sent out $654.6 million in October local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 7.0 percent compared to the same time in 2012.

The tax rebate check for the City of Rockdale in November was $ 65 ,832.87 compared to $72,858.62 from Nov. 2012, down 9.74 percent. Totals are just barely up from what they were for the year at 1.36 percent, with $659,662.92 received so far this year, compared to $650,792.10 at this point in 2012.

Rockdale’s Municipal Development District (MDD) check was $28,988.86, up .35 percent from $28,885.70 a year ago. Totals for this year have the entity at $303,897.68, up 2.21 percent from this point in 2012. Last year’s total in November was $297,309.81.

COUNTY— Milam Coun- ty received $101,580.92 for the month, up 5.79 percent from last November’s $1,481,722.09. Totals are a good bit higher, 34.99 percent, for the year. The county has received $1,481,722.99 thus far in 2013, compared to $1,097,582.92 compared to this time last year.

Sales tax figures represent September sales reported by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported by quarterly filers.

STATEWIDE—“Growth in sales tax revenues was led by collections form the telecommunications sector,” Combs said. :The construction sector also showed significant gains. State sales tax revenue has increased for 43 consecutive months.”


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