2012-12-24 / Front Page

SALES TAX RETURNS

Lindale’s allocations show another increase
Kyle Harris

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office has released state sales tax figures for November and once again, Lindale’s figures are on the upswing.

According to Combs’ figures, Lindale’s numbers are up 7.92 percent from last year, increasing from $146,787.52 to $158,426.13.

Year-to-date figures show the city is up 4.07 percent from last year, increasing from $1,950,116.37 to $2,029,574.27.

Combs said sales tax revenue in November was $2.34 billion, up 13.1 percent compared to November 2011.

“Gains across major sectors boosted state sales tax revenue,” she said. “Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction and telecommunications.”

Combs will send December local sales tax allocations totaling $552 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 15.5 percent compared to December 2011.

Other cities across the county also showed increases, with Bullard receiving a payment of $26,452.94, up 45.28 percent from last year’s December payment of $18,207.51. Data shows Bullard’s year-to-date sales tax figures are up 21.29 percent from last year, rising from $262,473.31 to $318,372.25.

Smith County’s December deposit is up 11.38 percent from last year’s, rising from $2,800,770.61 to $3,119,534.11. Year-todate numbers for the county are up 3.27 percent from last year, increasing from $37,873,041.62 to $39,112,852.

Whitehouse’s December figures are up 12.84 percent from last year, increasing from $46,096 to $52,016.29. Year-to-date figures show the city is up 2.82 percent from last year, increasing from $626,037.71 to $643,703.03.

Tyler’s December figures are up 10.46 percent from last year, increasing from $2,538,703.39 to $2,804,271.77. Yearto date figures show the city is up 2.76 percent from last year, increasing from $34,403,269.66 to $35,354,169.78.

Troup’s December figures are up 51.89 percent from last year, increasing from $24,743.68 to $37,583.68. Year-todate figures show the city is up 43.5 percent from last year, increasing from $260,955.64 to $374,481.96.

Arp’s experienced the highest percentage increase in December figures, up 78.31 percent from last year, increasing from $3,721.11 to $6,635.31. Year-to-date figures show the city is up 11.91 percent from last year, increasing from $57,937.85 to $64,842.77.

For more information, visit http://www.window.state.tx.us/ taxinfo/allocsum/citycnty. html.

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