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Sales tax revenues continue to increase in local cities

By J.J. Smith. Sales tax revenues increased again in June in Rockwall, Royse City, Heath, Fate and McClendon Chisholm, but decreased in Mobile City.

Mobile City and Fate are both down for their fiscal years, compared to last year at this time.

This means that many businesses are faring better this year than at the same time last year.

According to a report just released by the Texas Comptroller’s office, the City of Rockwall will earn a sales tax rebate of $1,392,884.48 this month, representing an increase of 9.96 percent from the $1,266,613.81 collected last year.

Rockwall has taken in almost $9.54 million in sales tax revenue for the fiscal year-to-date, 7.2 percent more than the $8.9 million the City received through this time last year.

Royse City will receive $117,934.99 in sales tax revenue this month, an increase of 5.32 percent from the $111,756.19 collected last year.

The City has taken in $731,808.26 this fiscal year, an increase of 1.14 percent from the $723,592.15 received through the same time in 2009.

The City of Heath received a sales tax rebate of $82,983.10 this month, an increase of 7.83 percent from the $76,954.35 collected last year.

For this fiscal year, Heath has received $480,503.64, an increase of 4.59 percent from the $459.410.80 it collected last year at this time.

The City of Fate gained $27,886.80 in sales tax revenue, a boost of 53.1 percent from the $18,214.74 in 2009.

Thus far, Fate has received $155,818.47 in this fiscal year, representing a decrease of 12.09 percent from the $177,266.37 collected one year ago.

Mobile City received only $5,729.35 in revenue this month, down 1.59 percent from the $5,822.14 taken in last year.

At this point in the fiscal year, Mobile City has taken in $45,530.92 in sales tax revenue, down 2.03 percent from the $46,474.73 received through August of last year.

McLendon-Chisholm’s collections are $1,286.91, up 66.49 percent from the $772.94 from last year.

For the fiscal year, the City has received $6,684 in sales tax revenue, an increase of 22.98 percent from the $5,434.94 it had received last year at this time.

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