City, county sales tax rebates continue to increase for 2013
Jan 30, 2013 | 1623 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AUSTIN — The first sales tax rebate payments for 2013 have been sent out by State Comptroller Susan Combs and the figures are still rising for local governments.

Bee County will see its rebate increase by 29.11 percent from the $133,169.25 received last January to the $171,939.13 for this month.

The City of Beeville’s $347,642.44 rebate for this month reflects an increase of 13.49 percent compared to the $306,315.34 the city received a year ago.

Combs said that state sales tax revenue in December was $2.17 billion, up 9.4 percent compared to December 2011.

“Strong sales tax collections continue in most major economic sectors in Texas,” said Combs. “The strongest growth was from business spending-driven sectors including oil and natural gas, manufacturing and construction.”

Most of the increase in sales tax rebates for Beeville and Bee County is being attributed to increased activity in the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas formation north of the county.

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their January local sales tax allocations totaling $530.8 million, up 7.3 percent compared to January 2012.
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