Sabetha sees increased sales tax distributions

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

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of September alone — $39,659.69 — a 6.6 percent increase from the $37,211.62 distributed in September 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 September last year — Sabetha is up 4.2 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha saw a 2.3 percent increase in distributions. Hiawatha’s distributions went up, from $83,399.79 in September 2017 to $85,294.55 in September 2018. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 3.7 percent.

Holton’s distributions are down 1 percent, from $51,994.64 in September 2017 to $51,468.20 in September 2018. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 3 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 1.5 percent, from $45,097.79 in September 2017 to $45,784.88 in September 2018. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 1.1 percent.

County

Brown County saw a decrease in sales tax distributions for September, while Nemaha County and Jackson County saw increases.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a 3.9 percent decrease, from $97,930.61 in September 2017 to $94,158.29 in September 2018. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 1.6 percent.

Nemaha County’s distributions were up 6.9 percent, from $153,813.64 in September 2017 to $164,452.39 in September 2018. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are down 0.5 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw an increase of 3 percent — from $144,201.25 in September 2017 to $148,466.24 in September 2018. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 3.9 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up — 1.1 percent — in September. Distributions totaled $81,543,958.58 in September 2018, up from the $81,595,912.01 distributed in September 2017. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 4.7 percent.

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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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