Sales tax rebates dip this month, ahead for year

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By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Sales tax distributions to Mexia were down a bit last month, but remain slightly ahead of rebate totals at this time last year.
According to figures released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs in early August, July state sales tax revenue was $2.2 billion, up 7.3 percent compared to July 2012. Combs will send June local sales tax allocations totaling $671 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 6.2 percent compared to August 2012.

The city of Mexia received $224,467 this period, down 3.6 percent from the $232,854 reported sent in this month in 2012. Year-to-date, Mexia has received $1,725,149, up 1.38 percent from the $1,701,605 year-to-date total 12 months ago.

Revenues this month were down 6.72 percent in Groesbeck, with that town set to receive $71,345 this period compared to $76,491 a year ago.

Elsewhere in Limestone County, Kosse saw revenues fall 29.12 percent when compared to the same month a year ago, to $6,043. Thornton’s figure was $1,234, a decrease of 10.1 percent.

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