Texas County saw an increase in sales tax revenue in the last monthly reporting period, while Houston’s tally was flat, the Missouri Department of Revenue reported.
Three half-cent sales taxes collected by merchants in the county totaled about $72,900 each. That’s up about 8 percent on each from the same period a year ago. For the year, each has contributed about $708,300, which is up about $5,400 for the year.
Houston’s sales tax revenue was nearly unchanged during the last monthly period. The tally from a one-cent sales tax was $50,115, which was up $50 from last year. Two quarter-cent sales taxes — earmarked for streets, sidewalks and utility work — generated about $12,119 each. An eighth-cent sales tax for fire truck debt retirement totaled $6,059.