The Texas State Comptroller will issue sales tax collection checks to area cities and governmental entities on Friday for sales in August and reported to the state comptroller in September.
Net payments this month are up 10.3% state wide and are up over 8% in Hockley County.
The City of Levelland sales tax check for October is $403,086, up 8.1% from this same time in 2017. Year to date the city has received collections totaling just under $4 million dollars, that is 21.8% higher than 2017. Sales tax collections were also strong in other cities in Hockley County in October. Sundown collections are up 23% from this time last year while Ropesville collections are up 51%. The City of Anton was the only city in Hockley County to see a decrease in collections this month, they are down 19% from this same time last year.
In Lamb County, collections were up in almost every city in the county. Littlefield saw a very slight increase from this time last year, up only about a half a percent with collections totalling $91,251.40. The community of Olton saw a decrease of 12% from this time last year while Amherst, Sudan and Earth all saw an increase. Sudan receiving 21% more than this time last year.
Collections were down in Terry county in October. Brownfield saw a decrease of 19% in collections for October. Sales tax collections year to date, however, are up 9% in Brownfield and Terry County.
Sales tax collections in Lubbock, is up 5% from this time last year. Collections were up across all cities in Lubbock county with the exception of Idalou, which experienced a decline of 4%. Year to date collections in Lubbock are up just 4% from 2017.