Local sales tax allocations up over last August

Editor: Shannon Cottongame

August 18, 2021

Local sales tax allocations remained strong when Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released monthly sales tax data last week.

Whitney’s August allocation came to $80,194.44, up nine percent from last August. From January through August 2021, the city’s allocations are up over 10 percent for a total of $511,934.32.

Hillsboro’s August payment totaled $534,737.06, up 64 percent from last August. Year-to-date numbers are also up, with the city’s allocations totaling $3,037,158.56 so far in 2021, up 44 percent from the same period last year.

Allocations and changes from last August for other Hill County cities are as follows: Abbott – $12,115.29, down 27 percent; Aquilla – $1,443.96, down 26 percent; Blum – $3,885.07, up 10 percent; Bynum – $1,029.35, down six percent; Carl’s Corner – $3,842.22, up 11 percent; Covington – $5,857.32, down less than one percent; Hubbard – $22,985.93, up four percent; Itasca – $17,577.01, down two percent; Malone – $3,262.19, up 59 percent; Mertens – $509.17, up five percent; Mount Calm – $7,612.22, up 479 percent; Penelope – $945.66, up 32 percent.

Bosque County payments and changes included: Clifton – $92,908.73, up 34 percent; Cranfills Gap – $4,034.44, up five percent; Iredell – $2,992.67, up 12 percent; Meridian – $24,704.66, down two percent; Morgan – $4,214.26, up 16 percent; Valley Mills – $16,212.37, up eight percent; Walnut Springs – $6,830.74, up 20 percent.

Hegar announced last week that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.07 billion in local sales tax allocations for August, 17.4 percent more than in August 2020.

These allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly and on sales made in April, May and June by quarterly filers.

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