Sales tax revenue was down in Texas County during the latest monthly distribution.

Sales tax revenue collected by merchants in Texas County fell about 18 percent from the same monthly period a year ago, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The tally from three half-cent sales taxes was about $58,000 each. That’s down about $13,100 from the same period a year ago. For the year, more than $294,000 has been collected on each. That’s down about 5.6 percentage points from the same period a year ago.

Merchants collect three half-cent sales taxes in the county: For debt repayment on the justice center, maintenance needs and general obligations.

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