By Roxanne McKnight
Limestone County and the city of Mexia fell in line with the statewide trend of increased sales tax rebates for October.
State sales tax revenue in September was $2.17 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to September 2013, according to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. The comptroller will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their October local sales tax allocations totaling $621.7 million, up 7.2 percent compared to October 2013.
Limestone County’s cities will receive $272,647.78 total in October, up 3.16 percent from last October’s $264,284.90. Year to date, the county has received $2,857,263.92, up 2.24 percent from last October’s year-to-date total at this time of $2,794,439.20.
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