ELLIS COUNTY: County sales tax decreases 2.2%
ELLIS COUNTY - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs stated state sales tax revenue in July was $1.69 billion, up 2.2 percent compared to one year ago for the state.
"Total monthly sales tax revenue has now exceeded year-ago levels for the last four months," said Combs.
"Sales tax collections in major sectors such as retail trade, the oil and natural gas industry and construction are up from a year ago. We are monitoring these sectors to see if collections are returning to consistent growth."
Combs will send $1,985,134.9 in August sales tax allocations to the county, up 2.3 percent.
So far this calendar year, sales tax allocations to the county are down 2.2 percent compared to this time last year.
Combs will send sales tax payments of $375.5 million to Texas cities, up 2.2 percent compared to last August.
In addition, $23.5 million in sales tax revenue goes to 169 special purpose taxing districts, up 11.1 percent compared to August 2009.
Ten local transit systems will receive $123.5 million, up 1.6 percent compared to a year ago.
August sales tax allocations represent sales taxes collected in June by businesses that file sales taxes monthly, and sales taxes collected in April, May and June by quarterly filers.
Due to the Labor Day holiday, the comptroller’s next sales tax allocation will be delayed until Monday, Sept. 13.