Rockdale rebates rise slightly
Combs sent out $579.6 million in December local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 5.0 percent compared to the same time in 2012.
The tax rebate check for the City of Rockdale in December was $51,165.30 compared to $48,561.62 from Dec. 2012, up 5.36 percent. Totals are just barely up from what they were for the year at 1.64 percent, with $710,828.22 received this year, compared to $699,353.72 in 2012.
Rockdale’s Municipal Development District (MDD) check was $24,378.51, up 6.77 percent from $23,169.81 a year ago. Totals to the entity for this year are at $328,636.19, up just 2.54 percent from 2012. Last year’s total was $320,479.62.
COUNTY— Milam County received $83,836.30 for the month, down 20.84 percent from last December’s $105,907.87. Totals are a good bit higher, 30.08 percent, for the year. The county has received $1,565,559.29 total for 2013, compared to $1,203,490.79 compared to this time last year.
Sales tax figures represent October sales reported by monthly tax filers.
STATEWIDE—“State sales tax revenue continues to grow at a moderate pace as expected,” Combs said. “Sales tax collections have increased for 44 consecutive months. Revenue from sectors such as wholesale trade, services industries and restaurants contributed to the most recent increase.”
Texas cities received $377.1 million in tax allocations, up 4.5 percent compared to Dec. 2012. Allocations to counties are up 2.6 percent from this point in 2012, with $38.2 million going out.
Checks to special purpose districts were $33 million, up 13.8 percent from Dec. 2012.