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Local sales tax revenue continues upward climb

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $849.6 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 4 percent more than in November 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August and September by quarterly filers.

Boerne received $638.025 this month, a modest 6.73 percent higher than last November’s check for $597,765. For the year to date, the city is 13.25 percent ahead of last year, $7.1 million compared to last year’s $6.3 million.

Meanwhile, Fair Oaks Ranch came in at a whopping 32.5 percent higher this November, receiving $82,386 compared to last year’s $62,633. So for this year, FPR had earned $791,751, which is 17 percent higher than last year’s $676,512.

Kendall County’s November check for $319,048 is 2.2 percent higher than the $312,138 the county received last year, however for the year, the county is almost 10 percent ahead of last year, receiving $3.5 million in 2019 and $3.2 million in 2018.