Texas County sales tax revenue finished down during the latest monthly distribution.

Sales tax revenue jumps in Houston

Merchants’ cash registers were ringing during the latest sales tax reporting period for Houston, Mo., according to a Missouri Department of Revenue report.

Revenue from a one-cent sales tax totaled $47,453, which is up about $4,455 from the same period a year ago. For the first four months of the year, collections total $206,316, which is down about $3,939 for the year.

Proceeds from two quarter-cent sales taxes earmarked for transportation and sidewalks, as well as utility work, totaled $11,314, which is up about $900 each from a year ago.

Another $5,657 from an eighth-cent sales tax will go toward debt repayment on a city fire truck.


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