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Sales Tax Revenues Up, Down in Blanco County
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 • Posted February 21, 2013

While January sales tax receipts, representing December sales revenues, to local taxing authorities were up 4.6% compared to last year’s figures, sales tax revenues received by local taxing authorities were mixed. Following is a breakdown of local trends over the same period last year: Blanco County was up 11.5%, City of Blanco was up 8.68%, Johnson City was down 31.79%, Round Mountain was down 17.56%, Blanco County North Library District was up 58.35% and Blanco County South Library District was up 75.98%.

According to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, “Growth in sales tax receipts was led by the construction, retail trade and restaurant sectors. State sales tax revenue has now increased for 34 consecutive months.”

Each of our local taxing authorities budget and depend upon sales tax revenue to fund the services it provides to its citizens. If actual receipts do not meet the forecast, services must be cut or property taxes will be raised. Trending sales tax receipts is a key economic indicator of the health of the local business climate. You can find this and other information regarding your local taxing authorities at www.window.state.tx.us.

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