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Bastrop County sees increase in local sales tax allocations from last year

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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, all with 1.5 percent sales tax rates, also saw increases from last year.

Elgin will receive a net payment of $199,123 this period, a 12 percent increase from last year’s comparable period. Since the beginning of the year, Elgin has received $1.1 million, a 3.2 percent increase from last year.

Bastrop will receive a net payment of $677,410 this period, a 19 percent increase from last year’s comparable period. Since the beginning of the year, Bastrop has received $3.7 million, a 3.3 percent increase from last year.

Smithville will receive a net payment of $43,545 this period, a 13.4 percent increase from last year’s comparable period. Since the beginning of the year, Smithville has received $279,357, about the same as last year at this time.

For details on June sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, visit the Comptroller’s Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports at https://comptroller.texas.gov/transparency/local/allocations/sales-tax/.