Ellis County gets $2,052,976.80 in sales tax of state collected $1.98 billion in November
Austin — Ellis County received $2,052,976.80 of the state collected $1.98 billion in sales tax in November, up 4.7 percent compared to November 2007 Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said this week.
"For the first three months of the state’s 2009 fiscal year, state sales tax collections have continued to grow," Combs said.
"However, the increase is less than in the past three years, and collections from important sectors such as retail trade and construction have declined slightly."
The comptroller sent cities, counties, special purpose districts and transit systems their final sales tax allocations of 2008 — $488 million, up 9.2 percent compared to last December. Despite the economic slowdown, Combs said local governments collected $5.9 billion in sales tax this year, 6.3 percent more than in 2007.
Combs sent Texas cities December sales tax allocations of $328.5 million, up 9.5 percent compared to December 2007.
City sales tax allocations during calendar year 2008 totaled $4 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to 2007. Counties’ December sales tax allocations totaled $30.8 million, up 11.8 percent compared to December 2007.
Counties received $365.8 million in sales tax during calendar year 2008, up 7.9 percent compared to last year.
The next local sales tax allocation will be made on Friday, Jan.9.