County receives $1,513,896.19 in local sales tax refunds
The Ellis County Press
AUSTIN—Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced the state collected $1.78 billion in sales tax revenue in May, a 0.1 percent increase compared to May 2009.
"Total sales tax collections have met or exceeded year ago levels for a second month in a row, following 14 months of decline," said Combs.
"This may indicate that a bottom has been reached.
May sales tax collections from retail trade, oil and gas, and restaurant activity outpaced those of May 2009. Remittances from other sectors, however, such as construction and manufacturing, fell below last year.
While overall economic conditions and sales tax revenues appear to be stabilizing, there remains a risk of further deterioration, before a sustained recovery is underway."
Friday, June 11, Combs sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $437.3 million in June local sales tax allocations, down 0.9 percent compared to last June.
Combs delivered June sales tax allocations of $1,513,896.19 to Ellis County down 2.74 percent compared to June 2009.
This calendar year, city sales tax allocations are down 4 percent compared to the same time period last year.
So far, sales tax allocations to counties are down 7.9 percent compared to 2009.
Southern Dallas County cites Wilmer, Hutchins , DeSoto, Lancaster, Glenn Heights and Cedar Hill received a combine total of $1,992,052.77.
In addition, $18.6 million goes out to 169 special purpose taxing districts around the state, up 8.7 percent compared to last June.
Ten local transit systems will receive $99.2 million in sales tax allocations, down 1.2 percent compared to a year ago.
June’s sales tax allocations represent sales occurred in April.