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By Margaret Toal
For the Record 

June sales taxes mixed across county, up in Bridge City

 

Last updated 8/30/2022 at 3:44pm

Sales tax incomes were mixed in June for the Orange County entities getting the tax, according to figures from the Texas Comptroller's Office. The revenues from June were sent to the entities in August.

The city of Bridge City had a strong showing of sales tax returns compared to the same time last year. However, the increase in tax income for the city did not offset the national inflation rate. For June, the national inflation rate was 9.1 percent, a 40-year high. The inflation rate went down in July.

Orange County had increases in tax income for the month and the year to date compared to last year. The county's increases did surpass the inflation rate.

The payments for Bridge City were $205,800 for the month, compared to $201,057 for June 2021, an increase of 2.36 percent. For the year to date, the city has $1.51 million, compared to $1.4 million last year, an increase of 8.89 percent. The city has a 1.5 percent sales tax.

Orange County received $693,275 for June, compared to $593,700 for June 2021, an increase of 16.77 percent. For the year to date, the county has $4.84 million, compared to $4.4 million last year, an increase of 10.08 percent. The county's sales tax is 0.5 percent.

The city of Orange saw a decrease in the monthly sales tax income this year, but is still up for the year to date. The city received $632,400 for the month, compared to $709,750 for June 2021, a decrease of 10.89 percent. For the year to date, the city has $5.05 million, compared to $4.63 million last year, an increase of 8.89 percent. Orange has a 1.5 percent sales tax.

The city of Pinehurst continues to be down in both categories. The city in June had a sales tax income of $63,280, compared to $73,330 in June 2021, a decrease of 13.71 percent. For the year to date, the city has $451,900, compared to $487,890 last year, a decrease of 7.32 percent. Pinehurst has a 1.5 percent sales tax.

Vidor had small increases in both categories. The city in June had sales tax income of $349,000, compared to $335,100 in June 2021, an increase of 4.10 percent. For the year to date, the city has $2.37 million, compared to $3.36 million last year, an increase of 0.14 percent. Vidor has a 1.5 percent sales tax.

The city of West Orange received $115,160 for the month, compared to $117,345 for June 2021, a decrease of 1.86 percent. For the year to date, the city has $917,850, compared to $911,165 last year, an increase of 0.73 percent. West Orange has a sales tax of 1.25 percent.

Orange County Emergency Services District 3, the Little Cypress Fire Department, is the only ESD in the county with the voter-approved sales tax. The fire department has a 1.5 percent sales tax. For June, the department received $32,436 and is now at $195,850 for the year to date, a 7 percent increase from the $183,000 from 2021.

 

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