Sabetha sees increased sales tax distributions

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

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of August alone — $41,562.50 — a 3 percent increase from the $40,349.63 distributed in August 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 August last year — Sabetha is up 3.1 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha saw a 9.8 percent decrease in distributions. Hiawatha’s distributions went up, from $87,850.25 in August 2017 to $96,467.81 in August 2018. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 4.4 percent.

Holton’s distributions are down 6.8 percent, from $60,395.87 in August 2017 to $56,294.92 in August 2018. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 5 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 1.5 percent, from $53,031.09 in August 2017 to $53,802.09 in August 2018. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 0.9 percent.

County

Brown County saw an increase in sales tax distributions for August, while Nemaha County and Jackson County saw decreases.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a 2.5 percent increase, from $109,432.95 in August 2017 to $112,131.09 in August 2018. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 0.6 percent.

Nemaha County’s distributions were down 5.7 percent, from $181,331.92 in August 2017 to $171,039.44 in August 2018. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are down 3.7 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a decrease of 4.6 percent — from $157,934.79 in August 2017 to $150,600.35 in August 2018. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 4.4 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up — 5 percent — in August. Distributions totaled $88,415,381.34 in August 2018, up from the $84,220,118.81 distributed in August 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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