Sales tax collections as reflected in this month’s sales tax allocation report from the state comptroller’s office are up 15 percent in San Marcos and Hays County compared with one year earlier.
San Marcos received a check this month for $1,659,540.41, up 15.02 percent from the collection of $1,442,710.61 in January 2010. The city’s January 2010 allocation was its smallest for January since 2006.
Overall, Hays County municipalities collected $2,311,092.84 in January, up 15.32 percent from one year earlier.
Allocation reports from the comptroller’s office reflect sales activity from two months earlier, meaning the January report shows November sales activity.
Buda came in second among Hays County cities with collections of $305,264.70, while Kyle came in third at $226,155.33. Buda’s increase from a year earlier was 17.99 percent, while Kyle’s increase was 14.10 percent.
Hays County collected $877,054.85, up 14.37 percent from a collection of $766,854.15 from January 2010.
San Marcos and Kyle each reached their highest January sales tax allocations ever. Buda received its largest January check since January 2007.
San Marcos now has seen monthly sales tax collection increases, on a year-to-year basis, for the last seven months and for 11 of the last 12 months. The city had seven straight months of sales tax declines through January 2010.Email | Print