"Bay City July sales tax rebates show slight drop" by: Mike Reddell

   Bay City’s July sales tax allocation was off 9% from the same month a year ago, while Palacios’ July total was up 12% for the same period. 
   Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced he sent counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $893.2 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 20 percent more than in July 2020. 
   These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.
Bay City’s July sales tax rebate totaled $537,818, compared to $592,987 from July 2020. 
   For the year, Bay City’s rebates have totaled $3,766,657 – down 0.05% from the year-to-date total of $3,768,813, from the same period last year. 
   Palacios’ July sales tax rebate was $74,862, a 12.6% increase over the July 2020 total of $66,478. 
   The city’s year-to-date total is $478,342, a 13% rise over $423,290 Palacios received for the same period last year. 
   July rebates in other area cities and comparisons with 2020 include: 

  •     Angleton, $389,114, down 3% 
  •     Lake Jackson, $879,400, down 1% 
  •     West Columbia, $90,433, down 9% 
  •     El Campo, $430,139, up 2%
  •     Wharton, $204,979, up 0.26%
  •     Port Lavaca, $294,842, up 10%
  •     Edna, $109,472, down 11%


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