Sales tax rebate payments

Local sales tax figures were mixed for November, according to a report released last week by the Texas Comptroller's office.

In Commerce, the report indicated the City would receive a sales tax payment of $83,926.82, representing a decrease of 5.71% from the total received at the same point last year.

The January sales tax rebate payment represents the City's portion of sales taxes collected at local merchants in November and reported to the Comptroller's office in December.

The full results of the holiday shopping season will be known when the next sales tax report is released in February.

Numbers indicate the City of Greenville had a nearly four percent increase in rebate payments at 3.98% when compared to last year. Sale tax payments in Bonham were slightly down at -0.98%, Paris saw an increase of 35.95%, and Sulphur Spring's figures were down 5.28% compared to the previous year totals.