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Houston’s sales tax revenue is up during the first half of the year, reports the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Merchants collect two one-cent sales taxes, along with two quarter-cent levies.

In the first six months of the year, a general one-cent sales tax netted $452,373, up $52,722 from the same period a year. A second one — earmarked for parks, police and fire — totaled $433,491, which is up about $55,559 from the first half of 2020.

Houston general one-cent sales tax

Period2019202020212020 v 20192021 v 2020
June 2021$65,560.52$80,774.33$76,980.29$15,213.81($3,794.04)
Year-to-date$380,474.04$399,650.81$452,373.27$19,176.77$52,722.46
SOURCE: MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

A quarter-cent sales tax for water and sewer improvements totaled $108,627 for the year, up $12,467 from the same period a year ago. Another quarter-cent for roads and sidewalks totaled the same amount.

Collections from out-state sales totaled $56,638, up about 26 percent from the same period last year.

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