Sabetha’s December distributions decrease

Sabetha’s sales tax receipts are above last year’s distributions for December. This is according to the December 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 December distribution is a reflection of October sales.

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of December alone — $37,900.85 — a 6.9 percent increase from the $35,438.40 distributed in December 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 December last year — Sabetha is up 1.5 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 14.5 percent — from $79,499.48 in December 2017 to $91,040.03 in December 2018. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 4.5 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 7.1 percent, from $50,167.36 in December 2017 to $53,715.22 in December 2018. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 4 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 7.2 percent, from $49,493.21 in December 2017 to $53,036.29 in December 2018. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are down 1.1 percent.

County

Brown, Nemaha and Jackson counties all saw an increase in sales tax distributions for December.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a 10.6 percent increase, from $90,692.65 in December 2017 to $100,338.23 in December 2018. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 1.4 percent.

Nemaha County’s distributions were up 16.4 percent, from $148,709 in December 2017 to $173,062.61 in December 2018. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 0.7 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw an increase of 1.8 percent — from $136,872.01 in December 2017 to $139,375.14 in December 2018. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 2.6 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 1.4 percent in December. Distributions totaled $78,588,668.67 in December 2018, up from the $77,483,231.19 distributed in December 2017. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 2.0 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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