Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are up for January

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

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of January alone — $38,198.18 — a 9.3 percent increase from the $34,944.48 distributed in January 2018. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.

Fiscal year to date — which includes distributions of just this month, compared with distributions from January last year — Sabetha is up 2.6 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 0.4 percent — from $90,234.22 in January 2018 to $90,551.96 in January 2019. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 3.9 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 1.9 percent, from $53,354.28 in January 2018 to $54,358.36 in January 2019. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 3.7 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are down 0.3 percent, from $52,288.51 in January 2018 to $52,135.20 in January 2019. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are down 1 percent.

County

Brown, Nemaha and Jackson counties all saw increases in sales tax distributions for January.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a 0.6 percent increase, from $103,372.20 in January 2018 to $104,041.95 in January 2019. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 1.1 percent.

Nemaha County’s distributions were up 11.3 percent, from $158,116.74 in January 2018 to $175,907.85 in January 2019. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 2.2 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw an increase of 17.6 percent — from $140,916.24 in January 2018 to $165,755.51 in January 2019. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 4.7 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 6.6 percent in January. Distributions totaled $85,685,744.87 in January 2019, up from the $80,393,911.74 distributed in January 2018. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 2.7 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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