Texas County started the year with a 8.2 percent jump in sales tax revenue compared to the same monthly period in 2014. 

Sales tax collections in Texas County finished the first half of the year up 8.2 percent over last year, according to a report from the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The report — following a remarkable jump in the last monthly distribution — shows each of the county’s three half-cent sales taxes totaled about $515,000 in the first six months of 2014. That’s an increase of more than $39,000 on each.

The last monthly distribution showed a huge leap in revenue sent to Texas County coffers: More than $106,000 on each sales tax – a leap of about 37 percent on each  from 2013.

The sales tax is a key driver of the county’s financial fortunes. The county also collects a small real estate levy.  

 

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