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.