BELL COUNTY - The October sales tax payments distributed by the Texas Comptroller’s office offered good news for Central Texas cities.
Temple’s monthly allocation of $1.489 million was an increase of 0.66 percent from its October 2013 payment of $1.480 million. The city has grown its revenue 4.9 percent, from $15.0 million last year to $15.8 million this year.
Belton’s payment of $405,788 is up 12.3 percent from the October 2013 allocation of $361,248. The increase came after an 11.3 percent increase in September and a 3.77 percent drop in August. The latest payment brings the amount of money Belton has received since January to $3.7 million, a 6.1 percent increase over the $3.5 million the city received during the same period last year.
Harker Heights’ sales tax revenue continued to grow with a monthly allocation of $485,241; a 12.6 percent increase from October 2013’s allocation of $430,990. The city has grown revenue throughout 2014, with the year-to-date total of $5.1 million up 17.69 percent from 2013.
Killeen’s $1.61 million payment is up 1.36 percent from October 2013’s payment of $1.59 million. The increase follows 3.2 percent growth in September and a volatile summer for the city. Sales tax payments were up 7.2 percent in July before falling 5.5 percent in August.
The Killeen year-to-date payment of $16.824 million is down 0.4 percent from 2013’s total of $16.890 million.
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