On April 8, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he would send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $701.8 million in local sales tax allocations for April. That’s .05% less than April 2019. These allocations are made in February by businesses that report tax monthly.
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to not have had much of any impact in sales and use tax allocations for April for Atascosa County and its cities.
Poteet and Charlotte saw a slight increase in allocations this month compared to April 2019. Poteet received $3,000 more than last year putting them at a payment of $35,596.77 and Charlotte saw a $2,000 increase to receive $25,598.32.
A majority of cities in Atascosa County saw a decrease in local sales tax allocations including Pleasanton, Jourdanton and Lytle. Pleasanton received $391,748.60 compared to last year’s $403,143.40 while Jourdanton received $74,332.84 compared to last year’s $88,310.93. The City of Lytle received no payment this month.
Atascosa County, when compared to the surrounding counties of Bee, Frio, Karnes and Medina, received $414,551.51, nearly $60,000 less than Karnes County who received $471,769.62.
Next month’s allocations, which will mostly reflect sales made in March, will begin to show the impact of pandemic-related business shutdowns. The agency, therefore, expects local allocations in May to be lower, and June allocations will likely deteriorate further.