Most cities in Nueces County saw strong increases in their sales tax allocation amounts, according to recent distributions from the Texas Comptrollerís Office made Oct. 12.
The City of Robstown received $274,860 in sales tax allocations from the state this month, which is an increase of 8.87 percent over October 2010. Year-to-date, the city has received $2,821,147, a 23.82 percent increase compared to the first 10 months of last year.
The City of Corpus Christi also received a noticeable increase to its sales tax allocations, from $4.5 million in October 2010 to $5.7 million this month, a 25.5 percent increase. Year-to-date totals were at $52.5 million, a 13 percent increase over last year.
The City of Driscoll received a 3.6 percent increase in its allocations, from $3,912 to $4,054. The city also experienced a 21.36 percent increase in their year-to-date totals over last year, to $39,572 as of October 2011.
The City of Agua Dulce experienced an increase in its monthly sales tax allocations, from $2,154 to $2,541. The city has received $22,637 so far this year in allocations, which is an increase of 9.07 percent compared to 2010.
The City of Bishop received $15,632 in sales tax allocations for October, a 3.11 percent increase. Year-to-date, the city has received $151,640 in allocations from the state which is a 5.24 percent increase over last yearís totals.
The City of Petronila received $128 in sales tax allocations for the month of October, according to reporting from the Texas Comptrollerís Office. Year-to-date, the city is down 24.53 percent in sales tax allocations compared to last year. The city has received $3,017 so far this year.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said state sales tax revenue in September was $1.76 billion, up 11.8 percent compared to September 2010. Texas sales tax collections have increased for the last 18 months she said.
Combs said in a prepared statement that increases in September were led by business spending, especially in the oil and gas-related sectors.
The comptrollerís office sent sales tax allocations totaling $505.2 million to Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, an increase of 13.9 percent compared to October 2010.