Bastrop County sees increase in local sales tax allocations from last year Posted in: News Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced on June 12 he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $782.1 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 10.1 percent more than in June 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. Bastrop County, with a sales tax rate of 0.5 percent, will receive a net payment of $414,290 this period, a 14 percent increase from last year’s comparable period. Since the beginning of the year, Bastrop County has received $2.32 million, a five percent increase from last year. Elgin, Bastrop and Smithville,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!