Sales tax receipts up 17.56 percent for Gonzales


The city of Gonzales saw a 17.56 percent jump in sales tax allocations in June 2022 as the city received nearly $39,000 more than it received in June 2021.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he was sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.01 billion in local sales tax allocations for June, 11.6 percent more than in June 2021. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly.

For the month of June 2022, Gonzales County municipalities received a combined $294,771.22 in sales tax allocations, up $34,536.05 or 13.2 percent from the $260,235.17 received during June 2021.

For the year, Gonzales County cities have received a combined $1,768,010.47, up $310,322.78 or 21.3 percent from the $1,457,687.69 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 $259,564.01 — up $38,785.82 or 17.56 percent above the $220,788.35 received last June.

For the year, Gonzales has received $1,539,594.64, an increase of $307,419.63, or 24.94 percent, above the $1,232,175.01 the city received through this point last year.

Sales tax receipts for Nixon were $26,528.14 for June 2022, down $4,143.62, or 13.5 percent, from the $30,671.76 allocated in June 2021. For the year, sales tax allocations are up $4,258.65 or 2.49 percent with Nixon receiving $174,900.78 through six months of 2022, compared to $170,643.13 for the same period last year.

Waelder saw sales tax receipts of $6,714.46 this month, an increase of $413.26 or 6.55 percent above last June’s allocation of $6,301.20. For the year, the sales tax allocation remains up 7.67 percent or $2,788.14, from $36,334.20 received through the first six months of 2021 to the $39,122.34 received through the same period this year.

Finally, Smiley’s sales tax receipts were $1,964.45 this month, a decrease of 20.91 percent below last June’s allocation of $2,483.86, a difference of $519.41. For the year, sales tax allocations are down 

22.35 percent from $18,536.35 at this point last year to $14,392.71 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.