Sales tax revenue collected by Houston merchants was down slightly from the same monthly period a year ago, according to data from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
The tally from a one-cent sales tax was $57,041, which was down $723 from the same period a year ago. For the year, $431,553 has been collected in the first eight months of the year. That’s up $693 from the same period a year ago.
Retailers also collect two quarter-cent sales taxes for sidewalks, roads and utility improvements. Those each totaled $13,936 for the month.
The total from an eighth-cent sales tax for debt repayment on a city fire truck was $6,968.