Most cities in Nueces County saw strong increases in their sales tax allocation amounts according to recent distributions from the Texas Comptrollerís office made on Sept. 9.
The City of Robstown received $268,894 in sales tax allocations from the state this month, which is an increase of 1.95 percent over September 2010. Year-to-date, the city has received $2,546,287, a 25 percent increase compared to the first nine months of last year.
The City of Corpus Christi also received a noticeable increase to its sales tax allocations, from $4.4 million in September 2010 to $5.02 million this month, a 13 percent increase. Year-to-date totals were at $46.7 million, a 12 percent increase over last year.
The City of Driscoll received a 10 percent increase in its allocations, from $3,930 to $4,338. The city also experienced a 23 percent increase in their year-to-date totals over last year, to $35,518 as of September 2011.
The City of Agua Dulce experienced a decrease in its monthly sales tax allocations, from $2,590 to $2,416. The city has received $20,096 so far this year in allocations, which is an increase of 8.04 percent compared to 2010.
The City of Bishop received $13,869 in sales tax allocations for September, a 1.98 percent increase. Year-to-date, the city has received 136,007 in allocations from the state which is a 5.49 percent increase over last yearís totals.
The City of Petronilla received no sales tax allocations for the month of September according to reporting from the Texas Comptrollerís Office. Year-to-date, the city is down 13 percent in sales tax allocations compared to last year. The city has received $2,888 so far this year.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said the state sales tax revenue in August was $1.98 billion, up 11.9 percent compared to August 2010.
Combs said in a Sept. 9 press release that sales tax revenue grew in major sectors especially the oil and gas industry and manufacturing as a result of increased business spending during the year. There was also growth in the retail and restaurant sectors. The sales tax figures represent sales that occurred in July.
September sales tax allocations totaling $483.9 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 10 percent compared to September 2010.
Texas cities will receive a total of $323.7 million in sales tax allocations for the month of September. This is an increase of 8.6 percent from September 2010. And a year to date increase of 6.8 percent compared to last year.