Sabetha sees increased sales tax distributions

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are above last year’s distributions for April. This is according to the April 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 April distribution is a reflection of February 2021 sales.

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of April alone — with distributions of $37,880.83, an 18.2 percent increase from the $32,039.59 distributed in April 2020. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.

Fiscal year to date — from April 2020 to April 2021, compared with distributions in the same timeframe the previous year — Sabetha is up 14.8 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went down 2.7 percent — from $84,180.94 in April 2020 to $81,941.54 in April 2021. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 3.8 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 13.3 percent, from $52,740.55 in April 2020 to $59,752.46 in April 2021. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 13.6 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are down 5.9 percent, from $55,988.68 in April 2020 to $52,689.14 in April 2021. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 7.6 percent.

County

Brown, Nemaha and Jackson counties all saw an increase in sales tax distributions for April.

Nemaha County’s distributions went up 3.3 percent, from $162,325.50 in April 2020 to $167,737.80 in April 2021. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 8 percent.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, saw a 6.1 percent increase — from $96,781.32 in April 2020 to $102,704.94 in April 2021. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 10.5 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 17.2 percent increase — from $138,141.57 in April 2020 to $161,967.31 in April 2021. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 19.7 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 2 percent. Distributions totaled $77,180,959.97 in April 2021, up from the $75,639,138.24 distributed in April 2020.

Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 2.8 percent.

 

Heather Stewart213 Posts

Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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