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Sales tax revenues up for county, Onalaska, Livingston this month

 

AUSTIN — Polk County saw another 7.16 percent gain in sales tax with this month’s disbursement of $163,416.43, up from $152,487.07 for sales in September 2011. For the year, sales tax revenue in the unincorporated areas of Polk County is up 1.09 percent with $1,698,711.04 collected, compared to $1,680,321.54 for the same period in 2011. For the cities within Polk County, Onalaska’s sales tax income soared while Goodrich saw their revenues tank — putting their year-todate figures at less than half of the city brought in during 2012. Livingston saw a slight climb of 1.19 percent with this month’s allocation of $265,927.72 up from $262,782.36 for sales in September 2011. Livingston revenues are up 3.17 percent for the calendar year with $2,946,653.83, up from $2,855,904.58. Onalaska’s monthly revenue spiked 16.68 percent with this month’s distribution of $53,357.71 from $45,726.40 for sales in September 2011. Year-todate allocations in Onalaska have totaled $401,740.63, up 4.48 percent from the same 11-month period in 2011, which totaled $384,510.84. Corrigan’s revenues are still ahead by a more than healthy 14.57 percent for the year with $294,631.25, compared to last year’s collections totaling $257,152.87; but this month’s sales tapered off and the distribution from Texas Comptroller Susan Combs was $29,740.36, down by 6.24 percent, compared to $31,720.13. Seven Oaks’ allocation check grew by 132.43, an increase of 60.98 percent, bringing their year-to-date totals to $1,663.01 — an increase of 2.87 percent over 2011. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.03 billion, up 8.2 percent compared to October 2011. “The state’s growth in sales tax revenue continued to be led by collections from the oil and natural gas-related sectors,” said Combs. “We also saw strong consumer spending drive gains in retail trade and the restaurant sector as well.” Combs will send November local sales tax allocations totaling $611.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 5.4 percent compared to November 2011. The sales tax figures represent September sales reported by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported by quarterly filers. For details of November sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the Comptroller’s Web site at www.window.state.tx.us/ taxinfo/allocsum/compsum. html.

 

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