Sabetha sees sales tax decrease

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are down from last year’s distributions for September. This is according to the September City/County 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 2023 sales.

Sabetha saw a decrease in sales tax distributions in the month of September — with distributions of $40,436.70, an 18.2 percent decrease from the $49,448.96 distributed in September 2022. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is one percent.

Fiscal year to date — from September 2022 to September 2023, compared with distributions in the same time frame the previous year — Sabetha is up 0.7 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went down 12 percent — from $114,227.11 in September 2022 to $100,532.07 in September 2023. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 4.8 percent compared to last year.

Holton’s distributions are down 9.7 percent, from $75,726.13 in September 2022 to $68,412.01 in September 2023. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 2.1 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of one percent, Seneca’s distributions are down 31 percent, from $80,614.54 in September 2022 to $55,631.89 in September 2023. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are up 0.5 percent.

County

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

Nemaha County, with a local sales tax rate of one percent, saw a 24.5 percent decrease — from $242,706.94 in September 2022 to $183,249.11 in September 2023. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are down 1.3 percent.

Brown County’s distributions decreased to 16.7 percent, from $140,862.25 in September 2022 to $117,316.42 in September 2023. Brown County has a local sales tax rate of one percent. Fiscal year to date, Brown County’s distributions are up six percent.

Jackson County, with a local sales tax rate of 1.4 percent, saw a 10.7 percent decrease — from $209,746.72 in September 2022 to $187,369.99 in September 2023. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up 4.1 percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were down 20 percent in September. Distributions totaled $100,554,244.45 in September 2023, up from the $125,736,259.28 distributed in September 2022. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 3.7 percent.

Julie Shafer56 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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