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Two cities see rise in sales tax allocations

May 14, 2011

The Cities of Borger and Stinnett saw an increase in their sales tax allocations for the month of April 2011, while Sanford and Fritch saw a decrease.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs distributed $600.1 million in local sales tax allocations on Friday, up
5.8 percent compared to May 2010. So far this calendar year, local sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts are up 7.1 percent compared to a year ago.
Combs sent May sales tax allocations of $403.4 million to Texas cities, up 4.7 percent compared to May 2010. Calendar year-to-date, city sales tax allocations are up 6.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Texas counties received sales tax payments of $37.4 million, up 11 percent compared to one year ago. Calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are 12.6 percent higher than
last year.
At a two percent rate, the City of Borger received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $353,748.86 for May 2011. This is compared to $323,589.18 at this time last year, an overall increase of 9.32 percent.
The city’s total allocations are also slightly up over this time last year. As of May 2011, the City of Borger has received $1,451,988.75 in sales tax allocations, compared to $1,449,073.15 in May of 2010, an overall increase of 0.20 percent.
At a two percent rate, the City of Stinnett received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $15,702.96 for May 2011. This is compared to $13,990.95 at this time last year, an overall increase of 12.23 percent.
The city’s total allocations are only slightly down over last year. As of May 2011, the City of Stinnett has received $71,023.85 in total sales allocations, compared to $71,151.26 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 0.17 percent.
At a 1.75 percent rate, the City of Fritch received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $23,207.26 for May 2011. This is compared to $23,949.48 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 3.09 percent.
The city’s total allocations are still slightly up over last year, however. As of May 2011, the City of Fritch has received $92,815.46 in total sales tax allocations, compared to $90,373.29 at this time last year, an overall increase of 2.70 percent.
At a one percent rate, the City of Sanford received a net payment in sales tax allocations of $393.19 for May 2011. This is compared to $908.78 in May 2010, an overall decrease of 56.73 percent.
The city’s total allocations are also down from this time last year. As of May 2011, the City of Sanford has received $2,314.61 in total sales tax allocations, compared to $2,590.49 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 10.64 percent.
In total, Hutchinson County received $393,052.27 in sales tax allocations for the month of May 2011, compared to $362,438.39 at this time last year, an overall increase of 8.44 percent.
The county’s total allocations are also slightly up over last year. As of May 2011, Hutchinson County has received a total of $1,618,142.67 in sales tax allocations, compared to $1,613,188.19 at this time last year, an overall decrease of 0.30 percent.

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