By Brenda Sommer
The city of Mexia’s sales tax rebates for May are down by a little bit – .89 of a percent compared to this month last year – and also down less than a percent year-to-date.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $767.7 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 1.1 percent more than in May 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in March by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in January, February and March by quarterly filers.
“The cities of Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso and Fort Worth saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations,” Hegar said. “Energy-centric cities such as Houston, Odessa and Midland continue to see decreases in sales tax allocations.”