Sales tax collections by merchants in Houston were up slightly during the latest monthly distribution, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Retailers collected $58,988 from a one-cent sales tax, according to a November report. That’s up $699 from a year ago. For the year, $590,287 has been collected. That’s up about 1.3 percent from the same period a year ago.
Two quarter-cent sales taxes earmarked for street, sidewalk and utility work totaled about $14,562 each. Both have netted about $142,047 each.
An eighth-cent sales tax for debt repayment on a fire truck totaled $7,281 for the month.