Local rebates take a slide
Combs sent out $716 million in May local sales tax allocations last week to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts.
That is up 7.1 percent compared to the same time last year.
The tax rebate check for the City of Rockdale for May was $72,769.55 compared to $80,924.50 from May 2013, down 10.07 percent. The city is up slightly at 3.15 percent for the year, with $309,753.81 received thus far in 2014, compared to $300,293.55 this time a year ago.
Rockdale’ s Munici- pal Development District ( MDD) May check was $32,189.08, dow n 11.04 percent from a year ago. They are up for the year at $142,889.48, compared to $138,574.71 in May 2013 for a 3.11 percent increase.
COUNTY—Milam County also saw a decrease in their revenues compared to a year ago. The county received $94,827.34 for the month, down 44.11 percent from last May. They are also down 38.99 percent for the year at $443,455.72. The county has received $726,967.76 for the year in May 2013.
The sales tax figures in May repre sent mont h ly sales made in March, as well as January, February and March sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.
STATEWIDE—Texas cities received $471.7 million in tax allocations, up 6.8 percent compared to May 2013. Allocations to counties are up 5.6 from this point in 2013, w ith $ 44.8 million going out. Checks to special purpose taxing districts were $40.1 million, up 17.0 percent.