According to the latest report by State Comptroller Susan Combs, Beeville’s April rebate came to $256,520.28. That was an increase of 24.08 percent when compared to the $206,722.82 the city got from Combs’ office last April.
Since January, the state had sent $1,089,719.84 to Beeville, compared to the $854,990.31 the city collected by this time in 2010. That is an increase of 27.45 percent.
Bee County’s rebate for April was $101,952.64. That was a 24.69 percent increase from the $81,760.30 the county collected from Austin in April 2010.
So far this year, Combs’ office had rebated $435,022.26 to Bee County.
That is 30.38 percent more than the $333,634.99 the county took in by this time last year.
Local sales tax figures outpaced statewide rebate figures considerably.
Combs’ office reported that sales taxes were up 9.9 percent for all of Texas. However, those figures have been increasing for the last 12 months.
Combs said strong spending trends by consumers and businesses have boosted state revenue.
Large sectors of the economy have prospered but the retail, manufacturing and oil and gas industry have fared better than most.