Sabetha’s October distributions decrease
Sabetha’s sales tax receipts are below last year’s distributions for October. This is according to the October 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 October distribution is a reflection of August sales.
Sabetha saw decrease sales tax distributions in the month of October alone — $33,918.89 — a 4.4 percent decrease from the $35,491.12 distributed in October 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 October last year — Sabetha is up 2.2 percent.
With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha saw a 2.1 percent increase in distributions. Hiawatha’s distributions went up, from $84,967.78 in October 2017 to $86,792.82 in October 2018. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 3.3 percent.
Holton’s distributions are up 7.3 percent, from $53,134.38 in October 2017 to $57,007.52 in October 2018.
Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 4.1 percent.
With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are down 2.2 percent, from $49,214.45 in October 2017 to $48,133.90 in October 2018. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 0.3 percent.
Brown County saw a decrease in sales tax distributions for October, while Nemaha County and Jackson County saw increases.
Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a 5.3 percent decrease, from $104,695.33 in October 2017 to $99,179.40 in October 2018. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 2.5 percent.
Nemaha County’s distributions were up 1.2 percent, from $154,882.38 in October 2017 to $156,683.99 in October 2018. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent.
Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are down 0.1 percent.
Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw an increase of 7.9 percent — from $142,810.02 in October 2017 to $154,031.27 in October 2018.
Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 4.9 percent.
Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up — 2.6 percent — in October. Distributions totaled $84,737,912.77 in October 2018, up from the $82,627,812.57 distributed in October 2017.
Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 4.2 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.