City sales, use tax payments up from last year, county down



All cities in Atascosa County sales and use tax payments are up this month from September last year.

Pleasanton experienced a slight increase of 11.10 percent increase compared to September 2018. They reported a net payment of $574,864.02, compared to $517,383.08 last year.

With the smallest increase out of the cities in the county, Lytle reported a $109,714.16 net payment, the second largest payment reported this month. Last year, they reported $102,826.28. The City of Jourdanton reported $84,390.84, a 8.73 percent increase from last year’s $77,611.39. A 27.98 percent increase put Poteet at $44,607.44, compared to last year’s $34,854.34.

The City of Charlotte saw the largest increase of 36.99 percent compared to September 2018, reporting a net payment of $26,588.48. Last year, they reported a $19,408.55 net payment.

Atascosa County experienced a slight decline of -2.95 percent this year showing $701,468.87 compared to $722,823.67 in 2018. The county is still ahead of all other surrounding counties in the area of Bee, Frio, Karnes and Medina Counties. Please see accompanying graphs on Page 3A for more information.

The state’s fiscal year 2019 ended on August 31 and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released totals for fiscal 2019 state revenues saying “all funds” revenue was $127.94 billion up 6.5 percent over fiscal 2018.

Hegar broke down the nearly $128 billion as follows:

-General revenue-related was $57.87 billion, up 1.2 percent over fiscal 2018;

-Sales tax revenue for fiscal 2019 was $34.02 billion, up 6.5 percent from fiscal 2018;

-Oil production tax revenue was $3.98 billion, up 14.6 percent over fiscal 2018;

-Natural gas production tax revenue was $1.69 billion, up 17.8 percent over fiscal 2018; and

-All funds tax collections were $59.38 billion, up 6.8 percent over fiscal 2018.

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