While Royse City can be considered to be breaking even, most of the other cities in Rockwall County are reporting gains in sales tax collections this month, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

The July sales tax rebate payments represent each city’s portion of sales taxes collected at local businesses in May and reported to the Comptroller’s office in June. Sales taxes are one of the two main sources of revenue, along with property taxes, which feed a city’s general fund.

Royse City received a sales tax rebate payment of $83,020.64 this month, representing an increase of 1.65 percent from the $81,671.94 in sales tax rebate revenue collected in July 2009. Through July, Royse City had received $613,873.27, a boost of .33 percent from the $611,835.96 collected through July 2009.

The City of Rockwall received a sales tax rebate payment of $1,122,156.40 this month, representing an increase of 13.51 percent from the $988,565.43 it collected in July of last year. So far this fiscal year, Rockwall has collected about $8.15 million in sales tax revenue, an increase of 6.74 percent from the $7.63 million it had received through July 2009.

Mobile City received a sales tax rebate payment of $5,833.70 this month, down 4.23 percent from the $6,091.96 the city collected in July 2009. Through July, Mobile City has claimed $39,801.57, a decrease of 2.09 percent from the $40,652.59 in sales tax revenue collected through July of last year.

Fate received $16,158.50 in sales tax rebate revenue this month, up 8.6 percent from the $14,878.24 the city collected last July. For the fiscal year so far, Fate has taken in $127,931.67, representing an drop of 19.56 percent from the $159,051.63 the city had collected through July 2009.

Heath received $45,764.23 for the month of July, an increase of 17.48 percent from the $38,953.41 received in July of last year.

So far this fiscal year, Heath has collected $397,520.54, representing an increase of 3.83 percent from the $382,456.45 the city had taken in through July one year ago.

McLendon-Chisholm received $744.66 this month, representing an increase of 79.86 percent from the $414.01 the city had collected in July 2009. McLendon-Chisholm has collected $5,397.27 so far this fiscal year, an increase of 15.77 percent from the $4,662 in sales tax revenue it had collected through July of last year.

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