Sabetha sees increase in sales tax distributions

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

Sabetha saw decreased sales tax distributions in the month of February alone — with distributions of $46,942.47, a 0.7 percent decrease from the $47,254.74 distributed in February 2021. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.

Fiscal year to date — from February 2021 to February 2022, compared with distributions in the same timeframe the previous year — Sabetha is up 3.3 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 14.6 percent — from $98,981.75 in February 2021 to $113,458.23 in February 2022. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 9.1 percent compared to last year.

Holton’s distributions are up 3.6 percent, from $71,045.39 in February 2021 to $73,609.11 in February 2022. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 6.5 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 17.2 percent, from $58,846.11 in February 2021 to $68,984.67 in February 2022. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 18.6 percent.

County

Nemaha, Brown and Jackson counties all saw an increase in sales tax distributions the month of February.

Nemaha County’s distributions went up 26.3 percent, from $192,677.44 in February 2021 to $243,354.26 in February 2022. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 17.7 percent.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, saw a 5.7 percent increase — from $130,697.72 in February 2021 to $138,101.11 in February 2022. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 5.3 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 0.9 percent decrease — from $192,572 in February 2021 to $194,313.24 in February 2022. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 0.2 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 19.4 percent in February. Distributions totaled $108,584,522.55 in February 2022, up from the $90,921,695.31 distributed in February 2021. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 15.9 percent.

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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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