Sabetha’s sales tax receipts increase for July

Sabetha’s sales tax receipts are above last year’s earnings for July. This is according to the July 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 July distribution is a reflection of May sales.

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of July alone — $39,682.94 — a 3.2 percent increase from the $38,467.56 distributed in July 2017. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.

Fiscal year to date — which includes distributions of just this month, compared with distributions from July last year — Sabetha is up 3.2 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha saw a 1.2 percent decrease in distributions. Hiawatha’s distributions have gone down from $84,983.69 in July 2017 to $83,993.44 in July 2018. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are down 1.2 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 19.6 percent, from $48,298.26 in July 2017 to $57,785.64 in July 2018. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 19.6 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 0.4 percent, from $54,043.64 in July 2017 to $54,253.72 in July 2018. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 0.4 percent.

County

Both Brown County and Nemaha County saw decreases in sales tax distributions for July, while Jackson County saw a substantial increase.

Nemaha County’s distributions were down 1.6 percent, from $168,799.02 in July 2017 to $166,132.49 in July 2018. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are down 1.6 percent.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a decrease and went down 3.9 percent, from $103,386.12 in July 2017 to $99,394.66 in July 2018. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 3.9 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw an increase of 15.3 percent — from $131,562.03 in July 2017 to $151,751.48 in July 2018. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 15.3 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up — 9.4 percent — in July. Distributions totaled $86,309,415.92 in July 2018, up from the $78,914,354.91 distributed in July 2017.

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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.

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