Cuero sales tax rebate drops to 1.22% growth from previous year


   Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $557 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments. 
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said that state sales tax revenue in May was $2.26 billion, up 7.9 percent compared to May 2012.
   In Cuero the sales tax rebate was up 1.22% over the same period a year ago. To date Cuero has received $1,336,161 compared to $1,319,939 last year.
   Yorktown’s rebate is up 21.12% higher than a year ago. For the first five months the city has received $226,222 compared to $186,768 the previous year.
   Nordheim has seen its rebate grow by 76.02% over 2012. Nordheim has received $16,972 compared to $9,642 a year earlier.
   Area cities showed the following growth or decline in rebates: Goliad, -2.52%; Gonzales, 4.07%; Kenedy, 23.59%; Yoakum, -1.99%; and Victoria, -0.52%.
   “Growth in state sales tax revenue was led by collections from the information services and construction sectors,” Combs said. “Restaurants also showed notable growth, while oil and natural gas-related activity remains a major source of strength.”
   Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their June local sales tax allocations totaling $556.8 million, up 8.3 percent compared to June 2012.
   The sales tax figures represent May sales reported by monthly tax filers.
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