Most municipalities saw strong February sales tax allocations

Every municipality in Hays County, with the exception of two, saw double-digit increases in their monthly sales tax allocation from the State Comptroller’s Office and all but one are also ahead by double digits for the year to date.

According to statistics for February, Buda saw a monthly increase of 34.26 percent and is ahead by 28.96 percent compared to the first two months of 2019. Dripping Springs’ monthly rebate grew by 13.95 percent and the city is 16.40 percent ahead of last year at this time.

Kyle’s monthly rebate grew by 17.48 percent and the city is ahead 19.19 percent for the year so far.

For Mountain City, the monthly increase skyrocketed by 97.38 percent. Mountain City’s allocations for the first two months of his year are 90.68 percent larger than 2019. Niederwald also saw huge increases, 48.96 percent for the month and 51.38 percent for the year so far. San Marcos’ increases were 31.09 percent for February and 12.23 percent for 2020 so far.

In Wimberley, the monthly allocation went up by 15.76 percent and by 20.74 percent for the year so far.

Woodcreek saw a monthly allocation increase of 21.73 percent and for the year is 20.8 percent ahead of 2019.

Hays City, however, experienced a decrease of 31.35 percent in its monthly allocation and is down by 34.74 percent for 2020 so far. Uhland also saw a decrease but a lesser one, .26 percent. For the year to date, Uhland is still ahead by 1.72 percent.

Statewide, Comptroller Glen Hegar said monthly allocations are up by 9 percent. Year-to-date payments grew by 6.77 percent.

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