SALES TAX REPORT: March report shows sales tax collections continue to decline in San Benito

NEWS Staff Report

penniesA 1.73 percent drop in San Benito’s March sales tax collections represents one of four occurrences in which Cameron County communities also experienced a loss.

Sales tax figures recently reported by the Texas Comptroller’s Office show that San Benito’s collections decreased from $379,144.76 in March 2013 to $372,574.06 in March of this year – a decline of 1.73 percent. Also, San Benito’s year-to-date (January, February and March) sales tax collections have also decreased by 1.67 percent from $1,700,733.64 collected in 2013 to $1,672,250.74.

Other Cameron County cities that experienced sales tax losses in March are Brownsville (from $3,305,404.35 to $3,234,210.77, a 2.15 percent drop), Port Isabel (from $197,472.02 to $175,764.42, a 10.99 percent drop) and Bayview (from $837.96 to $361.13, a 56.90 percent dive).

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