Sabetha’s sales tax distributions up

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are above last year’s distributions for November. This is according to the November County/City Local Sales Tax Distribution Report released by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

The state issues these distributions two months after collection, so the November distribution is a reflection of September sales.

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of November alone — with distributions of $43,129.96, a 17 percent increase from the $36,857.37 distributed in November 2018. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is one percent.

Fiscal year to date — from July 2019 to November 2019, compared with distributions the same timeframe the previous year — Sabetha is up 3.2 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 5.8 percent — from $84,204.07 in November 2018 to $89,119.23 in November 2019. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 5.6 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 7.3 percent, from $54,758.38 in November 2018 to $58,745.17 in November 2019. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 7.3 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of one percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 5.1 percent, from $49,080.50 in November 2018 to $51,584.60 in November 2019. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 5.8 percent.

County

Nemaha, Brown and Jackson counties all saw increases in sales tax distributions for November.

Nemaha County’s distributions were up 21.9 percent, from $159,098.85 in November 2018 to $193,926.86 in November 2019. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of one percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 5.7 percent.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of one percent, saw a 12.7 percent increase, from $97,473.40 in November 2018 to $109,841.80 in November 2019. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 5.9 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 7.6 percent increase, from $147,109.24 in November 2018 to $158,312.03 in November 2019. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 3.2 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 6.8 percent in November. Distributions totaled $85,349,602.52 in November 2019, up from the $79,916,809.32 distributed in November 2018. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 2.3 percent.

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Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.

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