City rebates up in February

County check down, MDD amount rose

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013.

Combs sent out $802.1 million in February local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. That is up 8.2 percent compared to the same time in 2013.

The tax rebate check for the City of Rockdale in February was $80,453.88 compared to $67,419.23 from Feb. 2013, up 19.33 percent.

The city is also up for the year 8.87 percent, with $132,018.27 received thus far in 2014, compared to $121,261.72 this time a year ago.

Rockdale’s Municipal Development District (MDD) February check was $36,292.38, up 13.54 percent from a year ago. They are also up 5.84 for the year at $61,212.20.

COUNTY—Milam County received $111,024.38 for the month, down 29.66 percent from last February. They are also down 34.07 percent for the year at $189,905.93.

Sales tax figures represent December sales reported by monthly tax filers, as well as October, November and December sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.

STATEWIDE—Texas cities received $526 million in tax allocations, up 8.04 percent compared to Feb. 2013. Allocations to counties are up 0.8 percent from this point in 2013, with $49.3 million going out.

Checks to special purpose districts were $47 million, up 25.2 percent.


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