The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 4.13% this month, and finished 2021 up 14.24%.

Aransas County received 6.13% more and 5.19% more from its half-cent sales tax rebate and half-cent special use sales tax rebate, respectively. The City of Rockport received 1.71% more. The Town of Fulton received 10.46% more.

Sales tax rebate revenue reflected in this month’s checks is based on sales made in October by businesses that report tax monthly.

Fulton

The Town of Fulton received a check for $19,993.88 this month, compared to $18,100.28 in December 2020. The town collected $266,921.63 (+19.08%) in 2021, compared to $224,152.05 in 2020.

Rockport

The City of Rockport received $236,319.97 this month, compared to $232,326.39 in December 2020. The City collected $3,243,897.52 (+13.25%) in 2021, compared to $2,864,158.60 in 2020.

Aransas County

Aransas County received $153,507.60 this month, compared to $144,637 in December 2020. The county received $2,048,193.78 (+15.32%) in 2021, compared to $1,775,959.71 in 2020.

The county also received a check for $152,384.87 from its half-cent special use sales tax, compared to $144,864.73 in December 2020. The county received $2,028,975.56 (+14.1%) in 2021, compared to $1,778,182.78 in 2020.

Money received via the special use sales tax is used to fund health-related expenses such as indigent health care and mosquito control.

Statewide

Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts received $936 million in sales tax allocations, up 18.4%, compared with December 2020.

The comptroller sent $596.8 million in sales tax to Texas cities, up 16.9%, compared to December 2020 payments.

Texas counties received sales tax payments of $54.8 million, up 16.8%, compared to December 2020 payments.

Special purpose taxing districts received sales tax payments of $80.3 million, up 29.6%, compared to December 2020 payments.

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