Local sales tax distributions in Grayson County were relatively flat for February, while Fannin County had strong growth. Cities in Grayson County experienced a 1.89 percent increase overall and Fannin County cities a 18.01 percent increase. Sales tax revenue growth for the state remained steady. The statewide sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013.

Local sales tax distributions in Grayson County were relatively flat for February, while Fannin County had strong growth. Cities in Grayson County experienced a 1.89 percent increase overall and Fannin County cities a 18.01 percent increase. Sales tax revenue growth for the state remained steady. The statewide sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013.

Grayson County cities experienced an overall increase to $2,902,573.55 from the same period last year. Sales tax revenue has increased 5.41 percent, year to date from last year. Fannin County cities experienced an overall increase to $256,007.73 from the same period last year. Sales tax revenue has increased 10.83 percent, year to date from last year.

“Increases were seen across all major sectors of the Texas economy,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “This indicates continued expansion in both consumer and business spending, and brings the growth in fiscal year-to-date collections to 4.6 percent compared with the previous year. Sales tax revenue has increased for 46 consecutive months.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their February local sales tax allocations totaling $802.1 million, up 8.2 percent compared to February 2013.

Sherman’s sales tax revenue climbed 8.26 percent to $2,033,017.61. The city’s 2013 payments to date total $3,514,683.50, up 15.8 percent compared to last year. Denison’s sales tax allocation was down by 16.48 percent when compared with the same month last year. The city brought in $552,828.12. Payments to date are down 21.69 percent for the year, to $903,120.89.

Bells’ allocation for February is $20,137.51, up 19.59 percent from the same month last year. Collinsville’s is $14,444.41, up 34.53 percent. Dorchester’s is $307.89, up 0.29 percent. Gunter’s is $13,848.08, down 3 percent. Howe’s is $27,477.64, up 11.9 percent. Knollwood’s is $6,632.37, up 12.4 percent. Pottsboro’s is $38,597.48, down 19.30 percent. Sadler’s is $754.34, down 52.15 percent. Southmayd’s is $17,861.55, down 33.1 percent. Tioga’s is $9,771.53, down 10.84 percent. Tom Bean’s is $6,980.90, up 11.38 percent. Van Alstyne’s is $72,737.49, up 20.30 percent. Van Alstyne’s sales tax rate has changed within the past 14 months. Whitesboro’s is $79,818.83, up 7 percent. Whitewright’s is $25,357.80, down 0.06 percent.

Bailey’s allocation for January is $462.14, up 40.79 percent from the same month last year. Bonham’s is $160,620.53 up 4.64 percent. Dodd City’s is $613.75, down 40.48 percent. Ector’s is $2,849.26, down 21.51 percent. Honey Grove’s is $29,516.84, up 48.31 percent. Ladonia’s is $3,374.58, down 4.62 percent. Leonard’s is $22,462.64, up 17.75 percent. Ravenna’s is $494.94, up 16.27 percent. Savoy’s is $13,002.09, up 211.9 percent. Trenton’s is $21,520.02, up 109.51 percent. Windom’s is $1,090.94, up 2.01 percent.

The sales tax figures represent December sales reported by monthly tax filers as well as October, November, and December sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.

For details of local sales tax allocations in August to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the Comptroller’s website at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html.

Previous months’ reports:

Local cities start year with sales tax growth overall (January)

Growth trend continues in local sales tax receipts continues (December)

Grayson County sales tax receipts continue to see growth (November)

Grayson County sales tax receipts see growth (October)

Grayson County sales tax receipts flat for the month (September)

Steady climb of local sales tax receipts continues (August)

Local sales tax receipts continue growth (July)

Local sales tax receipts on rise (June)

Local sales tax receipts climb slightly (May)

Local sales tax receipts remain flat (April)

Local sales tax receipts level off (March)

Sales tax receipts in Grayson County continue growth (February)