Sales tax allocations down for Athens, up for Henderson County

Published on Saturday, 9 August 2014 22:48 - Written by Rich Flowers MCT Direct News Service

ATHENS — The Athens sales tax allocation for August is slightly below the total one year ago, but the city is still ahead of 2013 for the year-to-date.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs will send the city a check for $484,845.78, behind last year by about one-half percent. For the year, Athens is up by 2.86 percent.

Gun Barrel City was down by almost $10,000 for the month and was 3.05 percent below July 2013. GBC, the county’s second largest municipality, is almost flat for the year, remaining 1.02 percent ahead of 2013.

For Chandler, the $73,382 August allocation is more than 17 percent on the plus side, keeping the city 14.51 percent ahead for the year.

Combs reports a good month for the state. Her office will send cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts their August local sales-tax allocations totaling $706.9 million, up 5.3 percent compared to August 2013.

Henderson County’s municipalities enjoyed a positive month in July, totaling 3.42 percent more than the previous year. The August allocation is based on taxes collected in May.