Most cities see increase in sales tax revenue

The state Comptroller’s Office is sending more than $700 million in sales tax revenue to taxing entities across the state this month, and most Limestone County cities will see an increase in the totals.
Hegar announced Wednesday, June 6, that his office will send a total of $710.4 million to Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts in local sales tax returns for June, an increase of 11 percent over June of last year. These figures are based on April sales reported in May.
The amount to be received by Texas cities alone is $456,955,590; an increase of a little over 10 percent over the comparable payment last year of $415,173,711.
Payments for Texas cities year-to-date total $2,915,377,408, an increase of 7.42 percent over year-to-date payments in June 2017, which totaled $2,714,117,306.
As for Limestone County, Mexia will receive $196,152, which is 10.26 percent higher than last June’s $177,890. Year-to-date, Mexia has received $1,318,395, which is .94 percent over last year at this time, when it had received $1,306,105.

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