Sales tax revenue was down in Houston during the latest monthly report, the Missouri Department of Revenue reports. 

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. 

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