Lindale sales tax figures remain steady

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Monthly sales tax revenue for Lindale merchants remained on a steady upward path this past month as the state’s reimbursements to local businesses was 4.34 percent higher than this time a year ago, Texas Comptroller Glen Hegar announced.

Reimbursements for September were on sales of $2,306,700.82 for Lindale.

Across Smith County, the figures were down 3.14 percent from this time a year ago, with 2015 sales totaling $14,444,771.73 compared to 2016 figures of $13,989,937.41.

Noonday posted the largest increase with a 13.48 percent gain, while Arp was at the other end of the ledger with minus 29.77 percent.

Hegar also reported state sales tax revenue totaled $2.13 billion in September, 3.9 percent lower than in September 2015.

“Subdued spending for oil and gas drilling continues to depress sales tax revenue,” Hegar said. “Consumer spending also appears to have slowed, as sales tax collections from retail trade were down from the previous year. In contrast, construction sector receipts continued to grow.”

Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in September 2016 is down 2.6 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Sales tax revenue is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 58 percent of all tax collections. Motor vehicle sales and rental taxes, motor fuel taxes and oil and natural gas production taxes also are large revenue sources for the state.

In September 2016, Texas collected the following revenue from those taxes:

-- Motor vehicle sales and rental taxes — $395.8 million, down 4.8 percent from September 2015;

-- Motor fuel taxes — $294 million, down 4.6 percent from September 2015; and

-- Oil and natural gas production taxes — $215.9 million, down 6.2 percent from September 2015.

ARP: $99,448.74 for 2016; $69,839.81 for 2015, down 29.77 percent

BULLARD: $322,689/17 for 2016; $302,480.58 for 2015, up 6.68 percent

LINDALE: $2,306,700.82 for 2016; $2,210,568.59 for 2015, up 4.34 percent

NEW CHAPEL HILL: $9,062.00 for 2016; $8,464.99 for 2015, up 7.05 percent

NOONDAY: $106,113.74 for 2016; $93,503.44 for 2015, up 13.48 percent

TROUP: $320,680.07 for 2016; $319,404.95 for 2015, up 1.33 percent

TYLER: $32,519,239.18 for 2016; $33,955.769.92 for 2015, down 4.23 percent

WHITEHOUSE: $663,945.29 for 2016; $629,126.20 for 2015, up 5.53 percent

WINONA: $105,192.40 for 2016; $95,588.28 for 2015, up 10.04 percent.

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