Sales tax rebates up for region in March

A recent report by the Texas Comptroller's office finds sales tax rebate collections slightly up for March.

The figures released Wednesday by the Texas Comptroller's Office reflect the portion of sales taxes collected at local businesses in March, which were reported to the comptroller's office in April.

The City of Commerce collected a sales tax payment of more than $95-thousdand in March, a gain of 1.39 percent from the $93,964.42 received in March 2008.

Through the first three months of the year, Commerce has received $485,762.04 in sales tax rebate revenue, an increase of 3.84 percent from the $467,790.80 in sales tax revenue received through the same point in 2008.

The City of Greenville saw a very slight increase in sales tax revenue in March 2009 from March 2008, but an increase nonetheless.

The city received a sales tax payment of $511,054.45 in March, a 0.58 percent gain over the $508,085.51 received in March of last year.

Elsewhere in the region, Bonham experienced a decrease of 5.31 percent, a 14.26 percent increase in Paris and a 6.29 percent increase in Sulphur Springs when compared to what was collected at the same point a year ago.