Sabetha’s sales tax distributions down

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

Sabetha saw decreased sales tax distributions in the month of February alone — $39,748.79 — a 4.6 percent decrease from the $41,679.19 distributed in February 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 February last year — Sabetha is up 1.6 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went down 4.1 percent — from $99,070.81 in February 2018 to $94,990.15 in February 2019. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 2.8 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 18.8 percent, from $57,917.45 in February 2018 to $68,800.61 in February 2019. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 5.7 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are down 6.5 percent, from $60,349.33 in February 2018 to $56,408.40 in February 2019. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are down 1.8 percent.

County

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

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a 2.6 percent decrease, from $112,069.72 in February 2018 to $109,208.36 in February 2019. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 1.3 percent.

Nemaha County’s distributions were down 11.5 percent, from $196,694.50 in February 2018 to $174,073.24 in February 2019. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 0.2 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw an increase of 14.1 percent — from $155,196.57 in February 2018 to $177,128.20 in February 2019. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 6 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were down 0.7 percent in February. Distributions totaled $89,442,836.10 in February 2019, up from the $90,031,174.04 distributed in February 2018. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 2.2 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.

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