State’s reopening hiked local sales tax revenues

By Anita Miller

Whether it was “too early” or not, the reopening of the Texas economy in May has lead to healthy sales tax rebates for a number of Hays County communities — though that trend didn’t prevail throughout the state.

Here’s the city by city breakdown (all annual percent increases are YTD compared to 2019):

• Buda: July allocation is $656,105.70, up 2.86% from a year ago. So far this year, Buda has been allocated $4,670,643.90, an increase of 9.28% .

• Dripping Springs: July allocation is $256,233.04, up 12.62% from a year ago. So far this year, Dripping Springs has been allocated $1,740,703.18, an increase of 12.43%.

• Hays City: July allocation $3,002.62, up 93.85% from a year ago. So far this year, Hays City has been allocated 11,263.11, a decrease of 3.42%.

• Kyle: July allocation is 833,945.28, up 1.74%. So far this year, Kyle has been allocated $5,533,873.24, an increase of 12.35%.

• Mountain City: July allocation is $2,698.83, up 149.81%. So far this year, Mountain City has been allocated $17,148.32, an increase of 90.24%.

• Niederwald: July allocation is $6,190.44, up 55.63%. So far this year, Niederwald has been allocated $36,831.88, an increase of 35.07%.

• San Marcos: July allocation is $4,645,119.70, up 63.03%. So far this year, San Marcos has been allocated $28,455,844.90, an increases of 25.96%.

• Uhland: July allocation $28,942.19, up 54.26%. So far this year, Uhland has been allocated $148,163.17, an increase of 15.03%.

• Wimberley: July allocation is $85,033.63, up 11.73%. So far this year, Wimberley has been allocated $608,140.68, an increase of 12.79%.

• Woodcreek: July allocation $6,885.11, up 35.33%. So far this year, Woodcreek has been allocated $43,779.22, an increase of 27.21%.

Statewide, allocations were down by 1.12% for the month of July and up only 1.16% for the year to date. July allocations typically reflect sales that occurred in May.

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