Abilene sales tax receipts up 10 percentAbilene sales tax receipts up 10 percenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=77252013-04-11T13:12:00Z2013-04-10T00:00:00Z

ABILENE - Sales tax receipts for Abilene this month, which reflect February sales, totaled $3,208,852, which is 4.15 percent above April 2012 numbers, and 9.68 percent above the projected fiscal year 2013 budget amount, the city’s finance department said.

Statewide, the latest tax collection totaled $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared with the same period a year prior. The state’s sales tax revenue has increased for 36 consecutive months.

State Comptroller Susan Combs will send April tax allocations totaling $521.9 million, up 6.8 percent from last year, to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts.

There were mixed showings of receipts for some other cities in the Big Country:

Big Country Sales Tax Receipts
Cities Change Sales Tax
Albany -0.51% $53,846
Anson 2.26% $22,848
Breckenridge -2.98% $124,438
Brownwood 2.73% $471,679
Buffalo Gap -31.24% $6,753
Coleman 6.65% $56,949
Merkel 41.29% $26,584
Tuscola -28.64% $3,296

For cities and counties, see the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Read more at the Abilene Reporter-News.

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