Sales tax receipts up all across Limestone County
Every city and town in Limestone County had significant increases in their January check from the state for sales tax returns.
Limestone’s positive report reflects statewide trends, with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announcing on Jan. 10 that he will send $709.2 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts in local sales tax allocations for January, which is 9.5 percent more than in January 2017. These allocations are based on sales made in November and reported in December by businesses that report tax monthly.
Mexia received $227,461 from the state in January, 6.54 percent higher than in January 2017, when the city received $213.495.
Groesbeck received $67,035, which is 31.53 percent higher than January 2017, when it received $50,962.
Coolidge received $1,728, which is 28.26 percent more than in January 2017, when the town received $1,347.
Thornton received $1,663, which is 13.61 percent more than it received in January 2017, when the town received $1,464.
Kosse received $7,633, which is 4.07 percent more than it received in January 2017, when the town received $7,334.
Neighboring Freestone County, however, did not fare quite as well as Limestone. While Freestone’s two smaller towns had significant increases, its two largest cities were slightly in negative territory.
Fairfield received $117,705 from the state, down 3.07 percent from January 2017, when the city received $121,440.
Teague received $39,627, down a tiny 0.42 percent from January 2017, when it received $39,798.
Wortham received $10,285, up 20.73 percent over January 2017, when the town received $8,519..
Finally, Streetman received $5,249, up a whopping 75.24 percent over January 2017, when the town received $2,995.