Sabetha’s sees increased sales tax distributions

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are above last year’s distributions for December. This is according to the December 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 December distribution is a reflection of October sales.

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of December alone — with distributions of $40,361.04, a 6.5 percent increase from the $37,900.85 distributed in December 2018. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.

Fiscal year to date — from July 2019 to December 2019, compared with distributions the same timeframe the previous year — Sabetha is up 3.7 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 7.2 percent — from $91,040.03 in December 2018 to $97,569.13 in December 2019. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 5.8 percent.

Holton’s distributions are down 0.3 percent, from $53,715.22 in December 2018 to $53,528.02 in December 2019. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 6 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 10.2 percent, from $53,036.29 in December 2018 to $58,426.27 in December 2019. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 6.6 percent.

County

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

Nemaha County’s distributions were up 2.7 percent, from $173,062.61 in December 2018 to $177,704.23 in December 2019. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 5.2 percent.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, saw a 15.8 percent increase, from $100,338.23 in December 2018 to $116,235.51 in December 2019. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 7.6 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 4.9 percent increase, from $139,375.14 in December 2018 to $146,149.02 in December 2019. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 3.5 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 6.4 percent in December. Distributions totaled $83,622,690.93 in December 2019, up from the $78,588,668.67 distributed in December 2018. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 2.9 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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