Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts will receive nearly $680 million in sales tax allocations in July, according to a news release from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Killeen is expected to receive $2.16 million in sales tax revenue, a 3.38 percent increase from July 2016’s allocation, the release stated.

Statewide, the total allocations represent a 9.0 percent increase from the allocations distributed in July 2016, with special-purpose taxing districts receiving the biggest increase of 20.1 percent from last year.

“The cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Midland and Odessa saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations,” Hegar said.

Bell County

The county will receive $1.61 million in sales tax allocations in July, an increase of 14.14 percent from this time last year.

Nolanville has seen a large sales tax percentage increase for the past month, receiving $49,329 this month, a 145.31 percent increase over the same month last year.

“This bump in sales tax was primarily an effect of the annexation we did last year, which also included some commercial businesses,” City Manager Kara Escajeda said earlier this year.

“We are also seeing a lot of movement along the Jack Rabbit area. This bump is good because we use 0.25 percent of the allocation for street maintenance and 0.25 percent goes to the EDC (Economic Development Corporation) for economic development, so we can do a lot more with this, this year.”

Belton will receive $367,269, a 5.92 percent increase from last July’s allocations.

Harker Heights will receive $522,713, a 6.64 percent increase from July 2016.

Temple is set to receive $2.08 million, a 31.43 percent increase from last year’s allocation.

Coryell County

The county will receive a smaller percentage increase than Bell County, receiving $188,472 for a 12.27 percent increase.

Copperas Cove saw an increase in July allocations from last year; it is set to receive $367,891, a 14.55 percent increase.

Gatesville saw a 12.63 increase in sales tax allocations, receiving $172,090 in July.


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