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

Revenue from sales tax collections in Texas County were down during the latest monthly distribution, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Merchants collect three half-cent sales taxes. Each totaled about $77,740, which was down about $6,400 each or about 7.6 percent. The money is used for debt retirement on the justice center, maintenance and general operations.

For the first half of the year, about $475,496 has been collected from each tax. That’s up about 1 percent over the same period a year ago. 

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