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Killeen is expected to receive $2.55 million in sales tax revenue this month, a 10.9% increase from the $2.27 million allocation distributed in September 2020, according to the comptroller’s office. That’s an increase of about $280,000 to the city coffers over the same month last year.

Killeen and all other area counties and cities will receive more allocations this September compared to a year ago. The allocations are derived from sales taxes collected in July, according to the comptroller’s office.

Killeen and most other local cities have seen an increase in sales tax allocations since the pandemic hit the area more than a year ago.

In March 2020 many businesses statewide had to shut down due the coronavirus pandemic.

Year to date, Killeen has received a total of $23.45 million, which is 18.69% higher than it received through the first nine months in 2020.

For the first nine months of 2020, Killeen received $19.75 million, meaning Killeen has received around $3 million more year to date than it did in the same time frame last year.

Sales tax revenue goes into the city government’s general fund.

In all of 2020, Killeen’s sales tax revenue was $26.7 million, 7.66% higher than 2019’s allocations, when the city was allocated $24.8 million, according to the comptroller’s report in December. This means that Killeen made approximately $1.9 million more from sales tax revenue in 2020 than it did in 2019.

From September 2020 to September 2021, Killeen received $32.74 million. From September 2019 to September 2020, Killeen received more than $28.01 million.

This indicates that in the last 13 months, Killeen has received approximately $4.73 million more than it did in the same 13-month period the year before.

Statewide

The state has experienced a continued upswing in sales tax revenue since Jan. 1.

Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special-purpose taxing districts statewide will receive $925.1 million in sales tax allocations in September, according to a news release from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

Statewide, the total allocations represent a 20.9% increase from the allocations distributed in September 2020, or approximately $160.1 million, with special purpose taxing districts seeing the largest increase of 27.5% from last year.

Other sales tax revenues in the area are as follows:

Bell County

The county will receive $2.33 million in sales tax allocations in September, an increase of 16.5% from this time last year.

Harker Heights will receive $826,104, a 25.88% increase from September 2020.

Nolanville saw a large sales tax percentage increase of 62.23% from last September, as it is set to receive $167,984.63 this September.

Temple is set to receive $2.4 million, a 24% increase from last September.

Belton will receive $614,450.47, a 17.71% increase from this time last year.

Coryell County

Coryell County will receive $266,335.06 for a 6.65% increase over last September’s allocations.

Copperas Cove saw a 4.78% increase in September allocations over last year; it is set to receive $521,074.58.

Gatesville saw a 5.4% increase in sales tax allocations, receiving $218,005.75 in September.

Oglesby, a town of about 500 people in northeast Coryell County, will see an increase of 8.41%. It has been allocated $1,205.63 this September.

Lampasas County

Lampasas County will receive $223,199.35, which represents an 16.12% increase from last September’s allocation.

The city of Lampasas will receive $223,199.35 in September, 16.12% more than last September.

Kempner will see an increase of 2.44% from last September. It is set to receive $10,563.01.

jdowling@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7552

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