Sabetha sees increase in sales tax distributions

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

Sabetha saw increased sales tax distributions in the month of October alone — with distributions of $45,012.72, an 11.7 percent increase from the $40,284.18 distributed in October 2021. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is one percent.

Fiscal year to date — from October 2021 to October 2022, compared with distributions in the same time frame the previous year — Sabetha is up 10.2 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 5.7 percent — from $89,939.35 in October 2021 to $95,095.45 in October 2022. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 6.6 percent compared to last year.

Holton’s distributions are up 4.3 percent, from $55,995.32 in October 2021 to $58,387.73 in October 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 13.2 percent, from $58,327.22 in October 2021 to $66,029.07 in October 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 October.

Nemaha County, with a local sales tax rate of one percent, saw a 15.6 percent increase — from $180,636.64 in October 2021 to $208,888.75 in October 2022. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 18.5 percent.

Brown County’s distributions went up 4.3 percent, from $107,685.45 in October 2021 to $112,313.85 in October 2022. Brown County has a local sales tax rate of one percent. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up 8.8 percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 0.9 percent increase — from $153,178.62 in October 2021 to $154,482.79 in October 2022. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 2.8 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were down 7.9 percent in October. Distributions totaled $86,288,705.74 in October 2022, down from the $93,641,578.14 distributed in October 2021. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 9.5 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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