The city of Valley View’s sales tax allocation this month is down more than 16 percent compared to the same time last year, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office.
“We were disappointed with the total collections but believe they will rebound in the coming months,” Joshua Brinkley, mayor of Valley View, said.
The comptroller is sending the southern Cooke County city $16,543.
February’s sales tax allocations to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts are based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly; October, November and December sales by quarterly filers; and 2018 sales by businesses that report tax annually, according to a news release issued Wednesday, Feb. 6 from Hegar’s office.
Reports show this month’s disbursement to Valley View was 16.34 percent lower than in February 2018, when the city received $19,775.
The city’s overall allocations for 2018 totaled $199,710. That’s a nearly $19,000 increase from 2017’s total sales tax allocations.
“I would say this is higher than expected due to the growth and increased commerce in Valley View,” Brinkley said of the $18,761 increase.
In Muenster, the city is to receive $46,674 this month, up 7.22 percent from the February 2018 allocation of $43,528.
Thursday morning, Muenster City Manager Stan Endres said he hadn’t received notice of the city’s taxes yet. He did say there is nothing out of the ordinary going on in the western Cooke County community.
In 2018, the city’s overall sales tax allocations totaled $446,739, a less than $2,000 decrease compared to 2017.
“Muenster’s sales tax(es) in 2018 were just a little less than 2017, but still the third highest in city records,” Endres said. “Sales taxes are hard to predict, you never know. There hasn’t been anything in the last year that affected the sales tax.”
The comptroller’s office sent a total of $953.9 million in local sales tax revenue across the state this month — 4.6 percent more than in February 2018, the news release states.