Sales Tax Collections are a solid indicator of how well retail businesses are doing and judging by that, it was a great November. The sales tax collections that Lampasas Co. stores took in during November were submitted to the state in December, and now the cities’ parts of that tax are being returned to them in state checks.
The City of Lampasas is getting a check for $150,661, up 9.17% from the same month last year. Kempner’s check is for $9,790, up 20.12% from last year, and Lometa’s $7,399 check was 25.33% higher than last year.
Other neighbors also saw increases. Burnet was up 7.98%, Marble Falls was up 7.12%, Copperas Cove was up 11.57%, Goldthwaite was up 14.33% and San Saba was up a whopping 40.79%.
Overall, the total of the payments sent to cities in Texas for their cut of the tax was over $421million, up 4.83% over last year at this time.