State pays out April sales tax allocations

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Sales tax allocations for the State of Texas paid out were 3.6 percent more than in June 2016. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced $640 million was sent out to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts last week. These amounts are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly.

Arp saw a big jump from 2016 with a 41.21 percent increase in their net payment. June 2017’s payment was $6,246.54 while 2016’s check was $4,423.55. The year-to-date numbers are still a bit behind 2016. Payments year-to-date for 2017 total $37,955.73. In 2016, payments at this time of the year totaled $44,416.03. This reflects a 14.54 percent decrease.

Only a marginal decrease registered for Troup. In 2016 their June disbursement was $31,554.15. The 2017 payment was $31,379.59 is only 0.55 percent less. The year-to-date total for 2017 is $194,679.16 vs. $197,625.19 in 2016.

Whitehouse is just over 1.5 percent behind for 2017 with $387,934.37 paid so far. In 2016 the year-to-date for this time was $394,418.12. June’s deposit for the City of Whitehouse was $57,347.15 where June 2016 saw $60,098.76 hit the register.

Smith County’s numbers are up all around from 2016. This month’s check is $1,340,151.30 and in 2016 the same period gained $1,287,102.22. That is a 4.12 percent increase from 2016 to 2017. Mid-way mark totals for 2017 were $8,670,314.85 with 2016 showing $8,439,196.93. This reflects a 2.73 percent increase.

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