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Hawkins Sales Tax returns: September

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Sales tax returns for the City of Hawkins in September 2010 saw an increase of nearly 37 percent for the month compared with September 2009. Three of the five other Wood County municipalities reflect higher returns for September also. Collections from businesses in the unincorporated areas of the county also showed improvement.
As a result of four straight months of increase this year, year-to-date figures for Hawkins finally topped those of last year-a trend appreciated by the city fathers. The city has received sales tax returns of $177,628.84 compared with $174,329.17, through September 2009.
The sales tax funds are collected by local merchants, sent to the Texas Comptroller along with the state's six and-a-quarter cents tax on each dollar of retail purchase. Hawkins' local portion-one-and-one-half cents/dollar-is then returned two months later (July retailer collections returned in September). Merchants in the unincorporated county areas collect a half-cent sales tax on each dollar sale with the local portion going into the county's general fund.
September's receipts of $21,748.25 for the City of Hawkins are distributed to the two budgets supported by the sales tax, with approximately $14,498.83 deposited into the city's general fund and the remaining $7,249.42, representing a half-cent sales tax, into the Hawkins Community Development Corporation budget.