City tax rebates still rising

County check down more than one-third from last year’s total

AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in March was up $2.09 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to March 2013.

Combs sent out $554.5 million in April local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts.

That is up 6.2 percent compared to the same time last year.

The tax rebate check for the City of Rockdale in April was $50,588.05 compared to $49,362.71 from April 2013, up 2.48 percent. The city is also up 8.02 percent for the year, with $236,984.26 received thus far in 2014, compared to $219,369.05 this time a year ago.

Rockdale’s Municipal Development District (MDD) April check was $24,247.24, up 1.56 percent from a year ago. They are also up for the year at $110,700.40, compared to $102,387.44 in April 2013 for a 8.11 percent increase.

COUNTY—Milam County saw a decrease in their revenues compared to a year ago. The county received $77,504.41 for the month, down 44.12 percent from last April. They are also down 37.44 percent for the year at $348,628.38. The county had received $557,282.32 for the year in April 2013.

The sales tax figures in April represent February sales reported by monthly tax filers.

STATEWIDE—Texas cities received $362.4 million in tax allocations, up 5.6 percent compared to April 2013. Allocations to counties are up 2.6 from this point in 2013, with $36.1 million going out. Checks to special purpose taxing districts were $30.7 million, up 15.5 percent.

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