Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are down

Sabetha’s sales tax distributions are down from last year’s distributions for January. This is according to the January 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 January distribution is a reflection of November 2023 sales.

Sabetha saw a decrease in sales tax distributions in the month of January — with distributions of $39,743.97, a 17.3 percent decrease from the $48,069.05 distributed in January 2023. Sabetha’s local sales tax rate is one percent.

Fiscal year to date — from January 2023 to January 2024, compared with distributions in the same time frame the previous year — Sabetha is down 17.3 percent.

With a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, Hiawatha’s distributions went up 2.4 percent — from $105,818.72 in January 2023 to $108,397.88 in January 2024. Fiscal year to date, Hiawatha’s distributions are up 2.4 percent compared to last year.

Holton’s distributions are up 5.4 percent, from $69,466.05 in January 2023 to $73,189.74 in January 2024. Holton’s local sales tax rate is 0.75 percent. Fiscal year to date, Holton’s distributions are up 5.4 percent.

With a local sales tax rate of one percent, Seneca’s distributions are down two percent, from $66,900.15 in January 2023 to $65,541.15 in January 2024. Fiscal year to date, Seneca’s distributions are down two percent.

County

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

Nemaha County, with a local sales tax rate of one percent, saw an 8.5 percent increase — from $209,024.10 in January 2023 to $226,788.63 in January 2024. Fiscal year to date, Nemaha County’s distributions are up 8.5 percent.

Brown County’s distributions increased 5.3 percent, from $122,698.04 in January 2023 to $129,250.04 in January 2024. Brown County has a local sales tax rate of one percent. 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 an eight percent increase — from $182,231.67 in January 2023 to $196,887.95 in January 2024. Fiscal year to date, Jackson County’s distributions are up eight percent.

State

Statewide, city and county distribution totals were up 5.3 percent in January. Distributions totaled 103,476,441.05 in January 2024, up from the $98,297,823.93 distributed in January 2023. Fiscal year to date, statewide distributions are up 5.3 percent.

Julie Shafer44 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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