Sales tax numbers down in April

Posted in Around The State, Taxes, Uncategorized, Williamson County at 10:22 am by wcnews

Via Texas Comptroller, Local Governments Get $541 Million in Sales Tax Revenue.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced the state collected $1.65 billion in sales tax revenue in April, down 3.1 percent compared to April 2008.

“State sales tax revenue declined in April as most major sectors of the economy continue to struggle,” Combs said. “Although year-to-date revenue is up 1.3 percent for fiscal 2009, decreases in monthly collections are expected to continue this year.”

Combs said local governments will receive $541.8 million in May sales tax allocations, down 2.3 percent compared to May 2008. So far this calendar year, sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts are up 0.5 percent compared to a year ago.

Comptroller Combs sent May sales tax allocations of $367.1 million to Texas cities, down 2.8 percent compared to May 2008. Calendar year-to-date, city sales tax allocations are down 0.03 percent compared to the same period last year. Texas counties received sales tax payments of $32.5 million, up 0.2 percent compared to one year ago. Calendar year-to-date, county sales tax allocations are 4.5 percent higher than last year.

Find more detailed information here.
Here’s the information for cities in Williamson County:

City % Change from 4/08 % Change from this time last year
Bartlett -21.52% -10.37%
Cedar Park -8.02% -0.43%
Florence -8.66% 9.90%
Gerogetown -3.66% -11.91%
Granger -1.10% -7.14%
Hutto 5.11% 3.70%
Jarrell -7.65% -2.49%
Leander 13.03% 5.55%
Liberty Hill -5.89% -8.86%
Round Rock -3.99% -12.11%
Taylor -25.95% -32.00%
Thrall 13.41% 15.10%
Weir 3.53% 13.18%
County Total -5.06% -10.78%

There are some serious decreases this year so far in Georgetown, Round Rock and Taylor.

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