By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
San Benito is one of only a few cities in the Rio Grande Valley that did not post retail sales tax gains during 2013—this according to the Texas Comptroller’s office.
In 2012, San Benito collected $3.85 million in sales tax revenue but fell to $3.84 million the following year. The Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce reported that San Benito is now ranked 15th in the Valley in sales tax collections, above Alamo (16), Raymondville (17), Port Isabel (18) and La Feria (19).
The RGV Chamber indicated that in 2013, the “vast majority of Rio Grande Valley cities posted retail sales tax gains, a positive economic growth indicator…”
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