Kyle, Hays County sales tax receipts continue to rise

Staff report

 

For a second straight month, Kyle’s sales tax numbers increased significantly from what the city brought in during the same month a year previous.

Kyle saw a 20 percent jump in the city’s sales tax numbers from February 2015 to February 2016. The city brought in just over $722,000 in sales taxes in February.

The boost has led Kyle to see the city’s year-to-date sales tax collections rise to 21 percent from 2015 to 2016. Kyle has received $1.2 million in sales taxes so far this year.

Two other cities joined Kyle in receiving a 20 percent change in sales tax numbers from last February.

Uhland saw its sales tax numbers rise by 28 percent from last February, while Niederwald’s sales taxes rose by 23 percent.

Uhland has collected $25,524 in sales taxes so far in 2015, which amounts to a 45 percent rise from 2015.

Dripping Springs also was on the uptick with sales tax numbers going up 12.1 percent from February 2015. The city took in roughly $186,000 in sales taxes this month. Dripping Springs has collected close to $335,000 thus far in 2016, which amounts to an 11 percent rise from last year. 

Wimberley saw a small increase of six percent in sales taxes from last February. But the city’s year-to-date sales tax numbers have risen by 16 percent, which is an increase of $164,000 from last year. 

Woodcreek was the only city to see a decrease in sales tax figures, as the city saw a 21 percent drop since last February.

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