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Sales tax rebates decline for city, county
Jan 20, 2014 | 58 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AUSTIN – Beeville and Bee County residents waited until after November to do their Christmas shopping last year, or they decreased the amount they spent in local businesses.

According to the latest report from the office of State Comptroller Susan Combs, sales tax rebates for both entities were down, based on sales made during the eleventh month of the year.

Beeville’s rebate was $315,954.82 for this month. That was a decrease of 9.11 percent when compared to the $347,642.44 the city received last January.

Bee County saw a similar drop in sales tax rebates from Austin.

Combs’ report showed that the county received a rebate of $151,840.47 this month, also based on sales made in November.

That was down by 11.68 percent from the $191,939.13 the county received last year.

Sales taxes are collected by businesses and sent to the comptroller’s office, either monthly or quarterly, depending on the size of the business.

Combs’ office then rebates the portion of the sales tax collected in the taxing entity, depending on the percentage collected in that entity.

Statewide, $573.5 million was sent out to cities, counties, transit systems and special taxing district across Texas.

Cities across the state saw rebates increase by 7.4 percent to $375.1 million. Counties collected $36.4 million for a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to that collected last January.
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