Sabetha sees increased 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 2022 sales.

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of September alone — with distributions of $49,448.96, a 14 percent increase from the $43,359.52 distributed in September 2021. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is one percent.

Fiscal year to date — from September 2021 to September 2022, compared with distributions in the same time frame the previous year — Sabetha is up 10 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 18.8 percent — from $96,183.42 in September 2021 to $114,227.11 in September 2022. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 6.7 percent compared to last year.

Holton’s distributions are up 14 percent, from $66,444.13 in September 2021 to $75,726.13 in September 2022. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 4.5 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of 1 percent, Seneca’s distributions are up 27.6 percent, from $63,160.74 in September 2021 to $80,614.54 in September 2022. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 13.2 percent.

County

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

Nemaha County, with a local sales tax rate of one percent, saw a 21.7 percent increase — from $199,486.34 in September 2021 to  $242,706.94 in September 2022. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 18.9 percent.

Brown County’s distributions went up 21.8 percent, from $115,629.36 in September 2021 to $140,862.25 in September 2022. Brown County has a local sales tax rate of one percent. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 9.3 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 15.3 percent increase — from $181,851.45 in September 2021 to  $209,746.72 in September 2022. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up three percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 28.1 percent in September. Distributions totaled $125,736,259.28 in September 2022, up from the $98,138,284.83 distributed in September 2021. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 11.5 percent.

Julie Shafer59 Posts

Julie Shafer is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2021. Julie lives in Morrill with her husband and three of her five children.

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