The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 15.74% this month, and is up 13.24% through the first three months of 2021.
Aransas County received 17.4% more and 17.2% more from its half-cent sales tax rebate and half-cent special use sales tax rebate, respectively. The City of Rockport received 15.01% more. The Town of Fulton received 1.19% more.
Sales tax rebate revenue reflected in this month’s checks is based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.
The Town of Fulton received a check for $16,560.36 this month, compared to $16,364.67 in March 2020. The town has collected $56,761.22 (+16.19%) year to date, compared to $48,850.57 for the same period last year.
The City of Rockport received $219,833.06 this month, compared to $191,126.24 in March 2020. The City has collected $728,570.04 (+12.67%) year to date, compared to $646,622.46 for the same period last year.
Aransas County received $140,338.08 this month, compared to $119,531.77 in March 2020. Year to date, the county has received $461,173.80 (+14.26%), compared to $403,598.66 for the same period last year.
The county also received a check for $140,184.02 from its half-cent special use sales tax, compared to $119,609.89 in March 2020. The county has received $454,786.57 (+12.75%) year to date, compared to $403,341.90 through March 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 $762.5 million in sales tax allocations, down .5%, compared with March 2020.
The comptroller sent $491.7 million in sales tax to Texas cities, up 1.5%, compared to March 2020 payments.
Texas counties received sales tax payments of $44.8 million, down 3.8%, compared to March 2020 payments.
Special purpose taxing districts received sales tax payments of $61.5 million, up .8%, compared to March 2020 payments.