County sees slight increase in recent sales tax rebates
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BEEVILLE – This city’s sales tax rebate payment for this month was down slightly while Bee County saw an increase in its allocation from State Comptroller Susan Combs’ office.

According to the most recent report, Beeville’s rebate of $320,733.20 was down by 2.71 percent when compared with the $329,694 the city received for the same period in 2013.

Beeville’s year-to-date rebates declined by 0.06 percent, from last year’s total of $1,065,382.49 to $1,064,713.49.

However, the steady decline in rebate payments the county has been experiencing in recent months showed some improvement.

This month’s payment was for $172,763.83. That was an increase of 7.84 percent when compared with the $160,201.86 Combs’ office sent for the same period last year.

Since January, the county has collected $513,343.97 from the comptroller’s office. That is down by 1.09 percent from the $519,051.92 received by this time last year.

Local businesses collect the sales taxes on transactions they make each month and send the money to the comptroller’s office in Austin.

The state keeps its portion of the taxes and then rebates the portion levied by the city and county.

This month the comptroller’s office sent $553 million dollars to cities, counties, transit systems and special taxing districts.

Of that amount, the majority, $359.7 million, went to cities, reflecting an increase of 6.4 percent for the year.

Another $35.8 million was sent to counties. That was up by 1.6 percent when compared with the rebates counties received by this time in 2013.
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