By Brenda Sommer
The city of Mexia's sales tax rebates for March are back up again, by 8.1 percent compared to this month last year, in spite of the state’s economic slowdown due to a decline in the oil and gas business.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $585.6 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 0.7 percent less than in March 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.
“Energy-centric cities, such as Odessa, Midland, Corpus Christi and Houston, continued to see decreases in sales tax allocations,” Hegar said. “Other areas of the state helped to somewhat offset those losses, as cities such as Austin and Dallas saw moderate increases in allocations.”