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San Marcos sees decrease in sales tax allocation
San Marcos saw a nearly 40% sales tax allocation decrease in June compared to last year.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar distributed $907.6 million in local sales tax allocations for June to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose tax districts. The comptroller’s office stated that this was a 31.5% statewide increase compared to June 2020.
San Marcos received a sales tax payment of $2,730,852.89 this period — a 36.48% decrease compared to last June when it received a payment of $4,299,578.95.
While San Marcos saw a decrease compared to last year, most municipalities in Hays County saw an increase in their respective allocations.
Kyle received a payment of $1,041,879.82, which was up slightly over 35% from 2020, when it received $769,765.52 from the state. Buda saw an allocation of $852,153.73 — a 30.4% increase from last June.
Dripping Springs was paid $322,931.85, which was up 21.56% from last year.
Uhland saw the largest allocation increase with a 104.9% jump from this time last year. Uhland received an allocation of $56,006.21 compared to last June’s $27,332.71.
Wimberley received a payment of $103,888.15 — a 34.76% increase from last year.
Niederwald was paid $6,624.22 — an increase of 20.89% compared to the prior year.
Woodcreek saw an increase of 4.76% after it was allocated $6,987.08 this June.
The City of Hays received a payment of $1,518.23, which was a decrease of 40.66% from June 2020. Mountain City was allocated $2,214.94 — a 41.88% decrease compared to last June.
June's allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly, Hegar's office said.