Burnet County sales tax revenues continue climb



By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls continued to climb in October as all six taxing municipalities in Burnet County reported growth compared to last year, with four cities (Marble Falls, Burnet, Granite Shoals and Bertram) reporting double digit percentage gains.

For the year, Burnet County municipalities have collected a combined $12,027,996.56 in sales tax revenues, an increase of more than 10.6 percent above the $10,872,766.33 collected during the same period in 2018.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he is sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $71.3 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 5.1 percent more than in October 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly. . . .

Find a breakdown of sales tax figures by community in the Tuesday, Oct. 15 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

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