Odessa sales tax revenue declines slightly in April 2015Odessa sales tax revenue declines slightly in April 2015https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=7782015-06-12T08:55:00Z2015-06-11T00:00:00Z

ODESSA - Sales taxes collected from the city in April declined slightly, according to the latest sales tax check to the city from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Odessa’s June sales tax check, reflecting sales two months prior, amounted to about $3.54 million.

That is a decline of less than 1 percent from the same period of 2014, which saw a frenzy of oil and gas activity with barrel prices hovering at about $100.

City sales tax collections in 2015 are up by more than 10 percent from last year, with a year-to-date sum of about $24.3 million.

Looking at the sister city, Midland in June saw an 11.89 percent decrease in the size of the sales tax check as compared to the same month of 2014.

The Tall City’s year-to-date sales tax revenue nonetheless amounts to more than $33.4 million, which is a more than 2 percent increase from this month in 2014.

Also, see the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for more cities.

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