EL PASO - The city state sales tax rebates, an indication of the local retail industry's health, increased 5.9 percent compared to a year ago for May sales, according to the Texas comptroller's report.
El Paso's percentage increase in tax rebates was well above the 0.6 percent increase for all Texas cities combined, and was larger than most other Texas cities.
El Paso received $6.5 million in sales tax rebates this month for May sales — an increase of almost $364,000 from a year ago.
The city's rebates for January through July increased 4.3 percent to almost $48 million — below the 4.8 percent gain for all Texas cities combined.
See the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for more cities.
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