October sales a mixed bag for tax receipts | News
Cities, counties, transit systems and special-use tax districts in Texas will receive $936 million in local sales tax allocations this month, according to information from the office of Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. This represents an increase of 18.4% from December 2020 and represents sales made in October by companies that publish monthly reports, Hegar said.
October sales were mixed for taxed towns in Lamar County, with nearly half showing a negative change from October 2020 sales. Roxton sales tax revenue was most affected at $1,438.23, down 18.13% from October 2020. Year-to-date, however, Roxton’s collections, totaling $23,731.88, are up 6 .38% compared to 2020.
Sun Valley’s allocation, at $3,779.44, is down 8.21% in the monthly comparison, but like Roxton, the year-to-date collection, at $48,496.93, is in up 5.44% from 2020. Toco’s allocation also fell. For October sales, the city received $1,918.34, down 3.65% from the same month last year. Year-to-date collections total $23,347.57, up 8.19% from 2020.
Deport was again the leader in overall sales tax growth for the monthly comparison with October collections totaling $8,942.19, up 30.83% from October 2020. The city also leads in year-to-date sales tax revenue growth. These revenues totaled $83,546.76, an increase of 41.39% over last year.
Blossom also saw strong sales tax revenue growth in October, up 22.62% from October 2020 to $11,311.67. For the year, the city’s sales tax revenue totaled $138,551.58, up 6.77% from 2020. Reno’s sales tax allocation also totaled $30,292.57. This represents a 4.44% increase from October 2020 and brings the year-to-date total to $375,045.85, up 18.56% from 2020.
Paris receives the largest allocation in Lamar County, totaling $864,300.13 for October, up just 1.49% from October 2020. For the year, Paris sales tax revenue s amounted to more than $11.04 million, up more than $1 million, or 11.03%, from the 2020 collections.
This month’s sales tax allowance for Lamar County itself at $361,911.78 is up 6.48% from the same month last year. For the year, county allocations are up 11.65% from last year to more than $4.52 million.
Among county governments, Red River County sales tax collections for the month rose 15.67% to $32,264.61. Year-to-date sales tax revenue for the county fell 1.08% to $396,204.13. Delta County sales tax revenue rose 479.26% to $59,988.63 for the month. For the year, the county is up 65.59% at $205,682.37. Fannin County sales tax revenue for the month also rose, up 10.28% to $148,011.22. For the year, Fannin County allocations increased 19.63% to more than $1.74 million.
County seats saw sales tax revenue growth for the period, with Clarksville up 16.77% to $42,141.46, up the year-over-year comparison by 26, 5% to $607,620.31, while Bonham’s monthly collection increased by 10.15% to $207,990.40, for a year over year growth of 12.37% to more than 2.57 million dollars. Cooper’s sales tax revenue increased 10.39% in the month-over-month comparison to $15,65.36. For the year, Cooper’s revenue rose 15.73% to $198,107.42.
Other local tax communities include Bogata, which saw sales tax revenue for October lower than October 2020 at $7,750.78, down 3.76%. The city’s year-to-date sales tax revenue is down 37% to $103,568.89, according to Comptroller data. Also in Red River County, Detroit collections rose 83.96% to $8,726.18 for the month. For the year, the city’s sales tax revenue increased 27.03% to $78,094.21.
In Fannin County, sales tax collections from Honey Grove fell 47.87% to $21,137.46. Year over year, the city’s sales tax revenue increased 6.53% to $388,554.58.
In Delta County, the Pecan Gap sales tax breakdown for the period is down 22.8% to $503.85. For the year, community sales tax revenue is down 10.33% to $7,952.84.