Sabetha’s sales tax distributions up

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

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of March alone — $36,353.94 — a 2.8 percent increase from the $35,373.72 distributed in March 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 March last year — Sabetha is up 1.7 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went down 9.4 percent — from $84,272.92 in March 2018 to $76,330.94 in March 2019. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 1.4 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 18.9 percent, from $49,053.87 in March 2018 to $58,341.76 in March 2019. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 7.1 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 9.2 percent, from $44,855.04 in March 2018 to $49,002.49 in March 2019. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are down 0.7 percent.

County

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

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, experienced a 10.8 percent decrease, from $100,236.46 in March 2018 to $89,373.26 in March 2019. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are down 2.3 percent.

Nemaha County’s distributions were down 0.1 percent, from $159,868.55 in March 2018 to $159,696.72 in March 2019. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 0.1 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw an increase of 6.5 percent — from $142,450.38 in March 2018 to $151,701.71 in March 2019. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 6 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were down 6.1 percent in March. Distributions totaled $71,987,137.88 in March 2019, down from the $76,661,576.95 distributed in March 2018. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 1.4 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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