The city of Rockwall ended the fiscal year by taking in another $2 million in sales tax rebate revenue.
In fact, most cities in Rockwall County reported receiving early Christmas presents, with huge increases in revenue during the year, according to a report released by the Texas Comptroller’s office.
The office released the December monthly sales and use tax report Wednesday, which represents each city's portion of sales taxes collected at local businesses in October and which were reported to the Comptroller's office in November. The report was the last to be issued for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
The Comptroller’s office tracks 12-month sales totals between Nov. 1 and Oct. 31 annually, while cities track the sales between Oct. 1 and Sept. 30.
• The city of Rockwall reported receiving just over $2.05 million in sales tax rebate revenue this month, representing an increase of 9,2 percent from the $1.91 million received in Decmber, 2018. For the year, Rockwall collected almost $25.69million in sales tax rebate revenue, an increase of 10.74 percent from the $23.19 million collected through the same point one year ago.
• Royse City received $350,081.13 in sales tax rebate revenue this month, representing an increase of 20.58 percent from the $290,327.27 in sales tax rebate revenue collected in December of last year. During the fiscal year, Royse City had received $3.81 million, which is 16.08 percent above the $3.28 million the city had accumulated through December, 2018.
• Fate received $87,790.84 from the Comptroller’s Office, a dip of 17.66 percent from the $106,631.03 in sales tax rebate revenue it took in during December, 2018. During the year Fate took in$1,075,667.53, representing a decrease of $1,812.35, or .16 percent percent from the total it had received through the same point last year.
• Heath received $135,483.77 this month, representing a 56.88 percent boost in sales tax rebate revenue from the $84,737.85 it received 12 months earlier. For the year, Heath collected just over $1.5 million, up 29.79 percent from the almost $1.16 million the city had received through December, 2018.
• McLendon-Chisholm received $24,975,89 in sales tax rebate revenue this month, representing an increase of 58.77 percent from the $15,730.39 the city collected during December of last year. McLendon-Chisholm received $227,473.52 during the year, an increase of 8.25 percent from the $210.122.35 in sales tax revenue accumulated through the previous fiscal year.
• Mobile City received a sales tax rebate payment of $5,654.73 this month, representing an increase of 15.82 percent from the $4,882.11 received in December, 2018. Through this fiscal year, Mobile City claimed $72,141.07 in sales tax revenue, an increase of 3.87 percent from the $69,448.29 collected through the same point in 2018.