Sales tax revenue continues to trend up for Big Spring

Staff Writer

Sales tax revenue continued on an upward trend for the city of Big Spring, according to information released by the Texas Comptroller's office.
The city of Big Spring received $831,298.68 in sales tax allocations from the state, a 9.71 percent increase over May 2016 when the city received $757,682. Overall, the city has received $3.8 million for the year, a 2.32 percent increase from this time last year.
The city of Coahoma saw a nice increase from this time last year. The city received $12,238.84 in sales tax revenue from the state, up by 12.42 percent from $10,886.57 in 2016. As for year to date, the city is lagging behind 2016 numbers. Coahoma has received $43,698.82 so far this year, a drop of 13.07 percent.
Forsan saw a slight dip in sales tax revenue. The city received $10,832.24 for May, a drop of .81 percent. So far year to date, the city has collected $70,150.26, an increase of 8.27 percent from this time last year.

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