Sabetha sees increase in sales tax distributions

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are above last year’s distributions for March. This is according to the March 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 March distribution is a reflection of January 2022 sales.

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of March alone — with distributions of $37,988.36, a 1.8 percent increase from the $37,301.25 distributed in March 2021. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is 1 percent.

Fiscal year to date — from March 2021 to March 2022, compared with distributions in the same timeframe the previous year — Sabetha is up 2.9 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went down 4.7 percent — from $94,089.49 in March 2021 to $89,627.99 in March 2022. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 4.5 percent compared to last year.

Holton’s distributions are up 1.5 percent, from $62,856.37 in March 2021 to $63,828.88 in March 2022. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 4.9 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 16.5 percent, from $50,384.05 in March 2021 to $58,694.32 in March 2022. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 17.9 percent.

County

Nemaha and Brown counties saw an increase in sales tax distributions for the month of March, while Jackson County saw a decrease.

Nemaha County’s distributions went up 29.9 percent, from $164,425.82 in March 2021 to $213,508.04 in March 2022. Nemaha County has a local sales tax rate of 1 percent. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 21.5 percent.

Brown County, with a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, saw a 3.7 percent increase — from $108,204.43 in March 2021 to $112,193.84 in March 2022. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 4.8 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 1.1 percent decrease — from $171,265.71 in March 2021 to $169,385.02 in March 2022. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are down 0.2 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 3.8 percent in March. Distributions totaled $87,625,454.93 in March 2022, up from the $84,388,501.33 distributed in March 2021. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 11.9 percent.

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Heather Stewart is one of two co-editors for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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