Killeen receives $1.5M sales tax allocation from stateKilleen receives $1.5M sales tax allocation from statehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=124672016-03-10T06:00:00Z2016-03-10T14:00:00Z

​​​​​BELL, CORYELL COUNTY - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar​ will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $585.6 million in local sales tax allocations for March, including more than $1.5 million to Killeen.

The state’s allocations—based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly—represent a 0.7 percent decrease from the allocations distributed in March 2015.

Hegar said March one that state sales tax revenue in February totaled $2.3 billion, down 6.8 percent compared to February 2015.

Like the state, Killeen saw a decrease in its sales tax allocation, receiving $1.54 million. The allocation represents a 3 percent decrease from March 2015.

According to data from the comptroller’s office, counties across Texas will receive 8 percent less sales tax revenue than they did last year and cities across the state will receive 0.1 percent more than last year.

Bell County received $1.26 million in sales tax revenue, a decrease of less than 1 percent from last year.

Unlike Killeen, cities including Belton, Harker Heights and Nolanville received larger allocations than they did last year.

Belton received $354,113, a 3 percent increase, and Harker Heights received $452,333, a 1.3 percent increase from last March.

Temple, on the other hand, saw a decrease. The city received a $1.4 million allocation, a 2.7 percent decrease from March 2015.

Unlike Bell County, Coryell County received a larger allocation. The county received $150,176, a 3 percent increase from last March.

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