Sabetha sales tax receipts show increase for April
Sabetha’s sales tax receipts are well above last year’s earnings for April.
This is according to the April County/City Local Sales Tax Distribution Report released by the Kansas Department of Revenue.
The state issues these distributions two months after collection, so the April distribution is a reflection of February sales.
Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of April alone — $40,822.46 — a 16.5 percent increase from the $35,025.88 distributed in April 2017. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.
Fiscal year to date — which includes distributions from July 2017 through April of this year — Sabetha is down 1.7 percent from last year’s figures during the same time period.
With a sales tax rate increase from 1 percent to 1.5 percent that was effective in April 2017, Hiawatha is experiencing increased distributions. Hiawatha’s distributions have gone up from $51,350.58 in April 2017 to $79,402.84 in April 2018. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up more than $290,000 compared to the same time period last fiscal year.
Holton’s distributions are down 1.8 percent, from $52,624.80 in April 2017 to $51,671.98 in April 2018. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 0.3 percent.
With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 3.8 percent, from $47,113.54 in April 2017 to $48,887.34 in April 2018. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 3.7 percent.
Nemaha County saw increased sales tax distributions for April, while Brown and Jackson counties experienced slight decreases.
Nemaha County saw a 7.8 percent increase, from $153,329.84 in April 2017 to 165,335.61 in April 2018. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 2.7 percent.
Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a marginal decrease, from $90,355.79 in April 2017 to $90,210.87 in April 2018. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down more than $424,000. This is likely due to the county’s lowered sales tax rate, which dropped in January 2017 from 1.5 percent to 1 percent.
Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a slight decrease from $141,193.20 in April 2017 to $140,973.81 in April 2018. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 2.7 percent.
Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up marginally — 0.2 percent — in April. Fiscal year to date — July 2017 through April 2018 — distributions statewide are up 4.4 percent, compared to the same timeframe the previous year.
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Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.