Hegar releases $679.9M to cities across state

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

It is that time when all the cities across the state will receive a check from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $679.9 million in local sales tax allocations for July, nine percent more than in July 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.
“The cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Midland and Odessa saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations,” Hegar said.
According to the state year-to-date change averages, cities saw an increase of 3.2 percent. Cities in the Limestone and Freestone Counties fall below those averages with exception to Streetman with an increase of 12.12 percent YTD from last month. Counties throughout the state saw an overall increase of 3.5 percent. Limestone and Freestone Counties fall well below those averages.
Limestone County, for the month, saw a 11.6 percent increase from last month. This time last year Limestone has an overall increase by .67 percent bringing in total sales tax year-to-date at $1,973,871.69.

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