Revenue from sales taxes collected in Houston were down for the month, but up for the year, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.
The tally from a one-cent sales tax was $48,138, which was down about $5,800 from the same time a year ago. In the first three quarters of the year, revenue totals $608,057, which is up about $21,656 or nearly 4 percent from 2018.
Merchants also collect two quarter-cent sales for streets, sidewalks and utility improvements. Each totaled about $11,646 for the month.
Revenue from online transactions totaled $3,532. About $41,875 has been collected for the year.
The city received its first check from a one-cent sales tax earmarked for parks, fire and police departments. It was $1,513. Collections began on Oct. 1.