The city of Gonzales saw a 26.06 percent jump in sales tax allocations in July 2022 as the city received nearly $56,000 more than it received in July 2021.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.03 billion in local sales tax allocations for July, 15.3 percent more than in July 2021.
These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.
For the month of July 2022, Gonzales County municipalities received a combined $308,226.63 in sales tax allocations, up $59,449.03 or nearly 23.9 percent from the $248,777.60 received during July 2021 and up $13,455.41 or 4.56 percent from the $294,771.22 received last month.
For the year, Gonzales County cities have received a combined $2,076,237.10, up $369,771.81 or 21.67 percent from the $1,706465.29 received through this point in time last year.
Sales tax allocations for Gonzales, the largest city in the county which generates the lion’s share of sales tax revenue, were $270,052.39 — up $55,838.74 or 26.06 percent above the $220,788.35 received last July and $10,488.38 above the $259,564.01 received in June.
For the year, Gonzales has received $1,809,647.03, an increase of $363,253.37, or 25.11 percent, above the $1,446,393.66 the city received through this point last year.
Sales tax receipts for Nixon were $29,468.69 for July 2022, up $4,351.05, or 17.32 percent, from the $25,117.64 allocated in July 2021 and $2,940.55 above the $26,528.14 allocated for June 2022. For the year, sales tax allocations are up $8,609.70 or 4.39 percent with Nixon receiving $204,369.47 through seven months of 2022, compared to $195,779.77 for the same period last year.
Waelder saw sales tax receipts of $6,123.06 this month, a decrease of $1,099.02 or 15.21 percent below last July’s allocation of $7,222.08. For the year, the sales tax allocation remains up 3.87 percent or $1,689.12, from $43,556.28 received through the first seven months of 2021 to the $45,245.40 received through the same period this year.
Finally, Smiley’s sales tax receipts were $2,582.49 this month, an increase of 16.36 percent above last July’s allocation of $2,219.23, a difference of $363.26 and $618.04 above the $1,964.45 received in June. For the year, sales tax allocations are down 18.21 percent from $20,755.58 at this point last year to $16,975.20 this year.
Two cities in Gonzales County — Gonzales and Nixon — collect a 1.5 percent sales tax rate, while Smiley and Waelder collect a 1 percent sales tax.