The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 17.27% this month, and is up 5.46% through the first seven months of 2020.
Only the Town of Fulton received a smaller check this month than it did in July 2019.
Aransas County received 19.25% more and 18.76% more from its half-cent sales tax rebate and half-cent special use sales tax rebate, respectively. The City of Rockport received 16.99% more. The Town of Fulton received 3.35% less.
Sales tax rebate revenue reflected in this month’s checks is based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.
The Town of Fulton received a check for $19,588.51 this month, compared to $20,269.12 in July 2019. The town has collected $111.784.33 (-1.62%) year to date, compared to $113,625.65 for the same period last year.
The City of Rockport received $264,718.71 this month, compared to $226,262.58 in July 2019. The City has collected $1,568,377.24 (+3.38%) year to date, compared to $1,517,044.36 for the same period last year.
Aransas County received $163,122.41 this month, compared to $136,785.22 in July 2019. Year to date, the county has received $973,970.17 (+7.84%), compared to $903,148.18 for the same period last year.
The county also received a check for $163,285.35 from its half-cent special use sales tax, compared to $137,485.31 in July 2019. The county has received $970,693.45 (+7.45%) year to date, compared to $903,317.68 through July last year.
Money received via the special use sales tax is used to fund health-related expenses such as indigent health care and mosquito control.
Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts received $744.2 million in sales tax allocations, down 2.6%, compared with July 2019.
The comptroller sent $483.4 million in sales tax to Texas cities, down 1.1%, compared to July 2019 payments.
Texas counties received sales tax payments of $47.1 million, down 1%, compared to July 2019 payments.
Special purpose taxing districts received sales tax payments of $58.7 million, up .1%, compared to July 2019 payments.