State Comptroller Distributes Tax Dollars

The Texas State Comptroller is sending out monthly sale tax revenue checks this week for the cities to put in their money chests statewide. The Comptroller’s office is sending $737.9 million dollars, which shows a .8% increase from 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in
September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August and September by quarterly filers. In the cities in Lampasas County, the numbers were down in Kempner, with a total of $11,003.57, 4.91% less than last year during the same period. However, Kempner shows a year-to-date increase of sale tax revenue of 2.8%, with a year-to date total of $126,355.32. Lometa showed a slight increase in their tax revenue, 1.66%, and received $7810.63 in their checkbook for this period. For the year, Lometa’s sales tax revenue is up 10.87% at $75,502.63, a very nice increase.

The City of Lampasas received $146,055.43, up from $142,563.97 last year, a 2.44% increase. Year-to-date, Lampasas has received $1,607,091.90, an 8.6% increase in sales tax revenue, a nice windfall for Lampasas. Remember Small Business Saturday is November 26th in Lampasas, so let’s keep our tax dollars at home and shop small!