Sales tax revenue in Houston was down about 3.3 percent from the same monthly period a year ago, according to the latest distribution from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
The tally from a one-cent sales tax was $63,423, a decrease of $2,191 from the same period a year ago. For the year, $442,722 has been collected. That’s up $2,351 from the same eight-month period last year.
Merchants also collect two quarter-cent sales taxes for streets, sidewalks and utility improvements. Those each totaled about $15,429. An eighth-cent sales tax for debt repayment on a fire truck netted $7,719.