The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 12.14% this month, and is up 15.09% through the first eight months of 2021.
Aransas County received 14.73% more and 9.35% more from its half-cent sales tax rebate and half-cent special use sales tax rebate, respectively. The City of Rockport received 13.04% more. The Town of Fulton received 4.06% more.
Sales tax rebate revenue reflected in this month’s checks is based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in April, May, and June by quarterly filers.
The Town of Fulton received a check for $28,609.97 this month, compared to $27,491.76 in August 2020. The town has collected $170,952.04 (+22.74%) year to date, compared to $139,276.09 for the same period last year.
The City of Rockport received $343,658.88 this month, compared to $303,997.93 in August 2020. The City has collected $2,137,626.76 (+14.6%) year to date, compared to $1,872,375.17 for the same period last year.
Aransas County received $214,119.39 this month, compared to $186,623.21 in August 2020. Year to date, the county has received $1,349,178.53 (+16.24%), compared to $1,160,593.38 for the same period last year.
The county also received a check for $212,195.63 from its half-cent special use sales tax, compared to $194,044.84 in August 2020. The county has received $1,333,615.48 (+14.49%) year to date, compared to $1,164,738.29 through August 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 $1.07 billion in sales tax allocations, up 17.4%, compared with August 2020.
The comptroller sent $692.5 million in sales tax to Texas cities, up 16.2%, compared to August 2020 payments.
Texas counties received sales tax payments of $62.1 million, up 15.2%, compared to August 2020 payments.