Local sales tax distributions in Grayson County and Fannin County got a positive start to the new year. Cities in Grayson County experienced a 10.73 percent increase overall and Fannin County cities a 1.5 percent increase, as sales tax revenue growth for the state remained steady. The statewide sales tax revenue in December was $2.25 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to December 2012.

Local sales tax distributions in Grayson County and Fannin County got a positive start to the new year. Cities in Grayson County experienced a 10.73 percent increase overall and Fannin County cities a 1.5 percent increase, as sales tax revenue growth for the state remained steady. The statewide sales tax revenue in December was $2.25 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to December 2012.

Grayson County cities experienced an overall increase to $2,105,519.22 from the same period last year. Since it is the first month of the year, all year-to-date figures are the same as the monthly figures. Fannin County cities experienced an overall increase to $169,375.48 from the same period last year.

“Consumer spending in retail trade contributed to the latest gain in state sales tax collections,” State Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Other sectors such as telecommunications also contributed to the monthly growth, and state sales tax revenue has now increased for 45 consecutive months.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their January local sales tax allocations totaling $573.5 million, up 8.1 percent compared to January 2013.

Sherman’s sales tax revenue climbed 28.05 percent to $1,481,665.89, continuing a trend of double-digit percentage increase. Denison’s sales tax allocation was down by 28.71 percent when compared with the same month last year. The city brought in $350,292.77.

Bells’ allocation for January is $14,629.82, down 1.17 percent from the same month last year. Collinsville’s is $10,610.49, up 13.32 percent. Dorchester’s is $304.68, up 18.41 percent. Gunter’s is $11,064.95, down 8.89 percent. Howe’s is $17,370.94, up 0.25 percent. Knollwood’s is $4,850.69, up 7.02 percent. Pottsboro’s is $33,987.09, up 10.86 percent. Sadler’s is $934.85, down 20.69 percent. Southmayd’s is $14,362.98, down 32.86 percent. Tioga’s is $7,043.07, up 1.45 percent. Tom Bean’s is $4,385.54, down 7.14 percent. Van Alstyne’s is $67,397.79, up 34.03 percent. Van Alstyne’s sales tax rate has changed within the past 14 months. Whitesboro’s is $66,414.16, up 8.25 percent. Whitewright’s is $20,203.41, up 11.83 percent.

Bailey’s allocation for January is $317.74, up 1.02 percent from the same month last year. Bonham’s is $120,986.22 up 1.22 percent. Dodd City’s is $657.05, up 12.42 percent. Ector’s is $1,063.03, down 36.18 percent. Honey Grove’s is $7,414.61, down 47.63 percent. Ladonia’s is $1,964.68, down 9.83 percent. Leonard’s is $16,748.15, down 3.81 percent. Ravenna’s is $309.15, down 7.77 percent. Savoy’s is $8,501.08, up 234.43 percent. Trenton’s is $10,822.53, up 39.92 percent. Windom’s is $591.24, up 43.97 percent.

The sales tax figures represent November sales reported by monthly tax filers.

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:

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)

Sales tax receipts kick off year with increase (January)