The bump in sales tax payments most of Jefferson County enjoyed last year thanks to recovery-related spending after Tropical Storm Harvey appears to be over, figures from the Texas Comptroller’s Office show.
Statewide, sales tax collections were up 6.1 percent in January, compared to the same time last year. But the cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur saw revenue fall around 5 percent and 14 percent, respectively. That means Beaumont received $650,000 less from its share of sales tax on qualifying goods and services when the money was released this month.
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by jacob dick
march 11, 2019