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Three cities see rise in sales tax allocations

April 9, 2011

The Cities of Fritch, Sanford, and Stinnett saw an increase in their sales tax allocations for the month of April 2011, while Borger saw a decrease.
On Friday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent April sales tax allocations of $279.4 million to Texas cities, up 5.2 percent compared to April 2010. Calendar year-to-date, city sales tax allocations are running 6.7 percent higher than last year. Texas counties will receive sales tax payments of $26.6 million, up 11.1 percent compared to one year ago. Calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are 13.2 percent higher than last year.
Cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts received $417.6 million in April sales tax allocations, a 6 percent increase compared to April 2010. So far in 2011, monthly sales tax allocations to local governments are up 7.5 percent compared to a year ago.
At a 1.75 percent rate, the City of Fritch received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $14,609.71 for April 2011. This is in comparison to $13,337.94 at this time last year, an overall increase of 9.53 percent.
The city’s total allocations are also up over this time last year. As of April 2011, the City of Fritch has received $69,608.20 in sales tax allocations, compared to $66,423.81 at this time last year, an overall increase of 4.79 percent.
At a one percent rate, the City of Sanford received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $379.66 for April 2011. This is compared to $274.58 in April 2010, an overall increase of 38.26 percent.
The city’s total allocations are up over this time last year as well. As of April 2011, the City of Sanford has received $1,921.42 in sales tax allocations, compared to $1,681.71 at this time last year, an overall increase of 14.25 percent.
At a two percent rate, the City of Stinnett received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $13,808.28 for April 2011, compared to $12,708.20 at this time last year, an overall increase of 8.65 percent.
The city’s total allocations are slightly down over last year, however. As of April 2011, the City of Stinnett has received $55,320.89 in sales tax allocations, compared to $57,160.31 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 3.21 percent.
At a two percent rate, the City of Borger received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $230,656.75 for April 2011. This is compared to $246,433.89 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 6.40 percent.
The city’s total allocations are also slightly down over last year. As of April 2011, the City of Borger has received $1,098,239.89 in sales tax allocations, compared to $1,125,483.97 at this time in 2010, an overall decrease of 2.42 percent.
In total, Hutchinson County received $259,454.40 in sales tax allocations for the month of April 2011. This is compared to $272,754.61 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 4.87 percent.
The county’s total allocations are also slightly down over this time last year. As of April 2011, the county has received a total of $1,225,090.40 in sales tax allocations, compared to $1,250,749.80 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 2.05 percent.

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