AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $774.9 million in local sales tax allocations for November, five percent more than in November 2016.

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced last week that he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $774.9 million in local sales tax allocations for November, five percent more than in November 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August and September by quarterly filers.

In Ballinger, sales tax number skyrocketed year over year with sales tax receipts of $157,998.54 which is a 164 percent increase over the receipts last year which were, $59,772.70. Year to date, the state has allocated $987,870.41 to the City of Ballinger, which is 1.83 percent less than last year’s total at this time of $1,006,308.86.

The City of Winters received $20,526.34, which is down 5.37 percent from last year at this time, which the city received $21,693.06 in state sales tax allocations. Year to date, Winters has received $227,555.24, which is up 3.90 percent over last year’s total of $219,001.82.

The City of Miles received $6,161.62 down .09 percent over the $6,167.47 received last year. Year to date, the community has received $55,983.21 in sales tax revenue down 7.19 percent from $60,320.25 received at this time last year.

Runnels County’s sales tax allocation also increased significantly to $70,401.83 a 141 percent increase over the $29,116.02 received at this time last year. Year to date, Runnels County has received $474,449.36, down 1.44 percent over the same period last year when the overall allocation was $481,384.63.

The total net payments statewide during this period were $507,455,209.24 up 4.34 percent from the prior year’s payment of $486,355,211.04.

Total Payments year to date statewide are $5,035,357,586.54 up 3.10 percent over last year when $4,884,112,377.53 was allocated statewide.