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January sales provide sales tax revenue boost in March

By Dawn Burleigh

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $766.2 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 7.7 percent more than in March 2019. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.

Rose City saw a decrease of 21.72% for this payment of $14,922.17 compared to $19,063.17 in 2019. Decrease is also reflected in the year to date payments, but not as severe, with a 5.42% decrease in 2020 year to date payments of $51,507.87 compared to $54,459.87 in 2019.

While all other cities in Orange County and the county itself received an increase in sales tax revenue payments, the city of Vidor had the largest increase for this period at 18.85% when analyzing $248,148.61 for this period compared to $208,778.53 in 2019.

For year to date payments, Vidor had a 16.12% increase when comparing $877,849.94 this year to $755,955.52 in year to date 2019 payments.

West Orange had the smallest increase in year to date payments with $316,759.80 in 2020 compared to $306,802.44 in year to date payments in 2019.

The county had the smallest increase in payments for this period compared to last year payments for the matching period with 6.24%. The county received $422,111.56 in payments for this period in 2020 compared to $397,310.60 in 2019.