Mixed results from latest sales tax figures

– The latest report from the Texas Comptroller's office shows mixed results from sales at area businesses in June when compared to figures from a year ago.

The August sales tax rebate payments represent a city's portion of sales taxes collected at businesses in June and reported to the Comptroller's office in July.

The report indicates the City of Commerce will receive a sales tax rebate of $95,872.46, up 1.09 percent from the $94,831.49 received in August, 2008.

The City of Greenville's report shows a payment of $517,028, an increase of .59 percent from the $513,959.14 received at the same point last year.

Elsewhere throughout the region, Sulphur Springs experienced a 2.27 percent decrease, sales in Paris fell 4.10 percent and the City of Bonham collected 3.44 percent less in sales tax payments in August, 2009 compared to August, 2008.

The City of Cooper and Rockwall also showed declines of 7.02 and 2.88 percent, respectively; while Royse City had one of the highest area increases in sales tax payments at 5 percent.