NEWS Staff Report
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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