Sabetha sees increase in sales tax distributions

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

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of September alone — with distributions of $43,359.52, a 7.9 percent increase from the $40,202.07 distributed in September 2020. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.

Fiscal year to date — from September 2020 to September 2021, compared with distributions in the same timeframe the previous year — Sabetha is up 7.5 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went down 9.7 percent — from $106,548.03 in September 2020 to $96,183.42 in September 2021. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are down 0.9 percent.

Holton’s distributions are up 7.6 percent, from $61,731.27 in September 2020 to $66,444.13 in September 2021. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 12.6 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 12 percent, from $56,406.67 in September 2020 to $63,160.74 in September 2021. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 13.8 percent.

County

Brown County saw a decrease in sales tax distributions, while Jackson and Nemaha counties all saw increase in sales tax distributions for September.

Nemaha County’s distributions went up 9.6 percent, from $181,957.55 in September 2020 to $199,486.34 in September 2021. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 3.1 percent.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, saw a 9.9 percent decrease — from $128,381.64 in September 2020 to $115,629.36 in September 2021. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 2.3 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 10.7 percent increase — from $164,264.60 in September 2020 to $181,851.45 in September 2021. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 12.1 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 17.5 percent in September. Distributions totaled $98,138,284.83 in September 2021, up from the $83,536,061.40 distributed in September 2020. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 10 percent.

 

Heather Stewart195 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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