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All county cities see rise in tax allocations

July 10, 2011

All cities in Hutchinson County saw an increase in their tax allocations during the month of July.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent sales tax allocations totaling $474.5 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 7.2 percent compared to July 2010.
Texas cities received $315.5 million, up 6.2 percent compared to July 2010. So far this calendar year, city sales tax allocations are up 6.3 percent compared to the same time period last year. So far this year, sales tax allocations to counties are running 12.4 percent ahead of this point in 2010.
At a two percent rate, the City of Borger received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $277,658.84 for the month of July 2011. This is compared to $239,247.88, an overall increase of 16.05 percent over last July.
The city’s total allocations are also up over this time last year. As of July 2011, the City of Borger has received $2,087,368.45 in sales tax allocations, compared to $2,035,378.75 at this time last year, an overall increase of 2.55 percent.
Borger City Manager Eddie Edwards said that he and city staff are continuing to carefully monitor the sales tax revenue stream. However, he said he doesn’t think the rise in allocations coming into Borger will stop anytime soon.
“So far this fiscal year, we are slightly above budgeted predictions and anticipate that trend to continue,” he said.
At a 1.75 percent rate, the City of Fritch received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $17,168.35 for July 2011. This is compared to $14,648.94 at this time last year, an overall increase of 17.19 percent.
The city’s total allocations are up over this time last year as well. As of July 2011, the City of Fritch has received $126,668.59 in sales tax allocations, compared to $119,367.48 at this time last year, an overall increase of 6.11 percent.
At a one percent rate, the City of Sanford received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $442.21 for July 2011. This is compared to $244.83 at this time last year, an increase of 80.61 percent.
The city’s total allocations are also up over this time last year. As of July 2011, the City of Sanford has received $3,167.62 in sales tax allocations, compared to $3,089.66 at this time last year, an overall increase of 2.52 percent.
At a two percent rate, the City of Stinnett received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $13,650.46 for July 2011. This is compared to $13,182.22 at this time last year, an overall increase of 3.55 percent.
The city’s total allocations are only slightly down from last year. As of July 2011, the City of Stinnett has received $96,936.72 in sales tax allocations, compared to $97,596.41 at this time last year, a slight decrease of 0.67 percent.
In total, Hutchinson County received $308,919.86 in sales tax allocations for July 2011, compared to $267,323.87 at this time last year, an overall increase of 15.56 percent.
The county’s total allocations are also slightly up over this time last year. As of July 2011, the county has received $2,314,141.38 in sales tax allocations, compared to $2,255,432.30 at this time last year, an overall increase of 2.60 percent.

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