The City of Perryton’s sales tax revenue payment this month dropped dramatically from September 2019.
The city received a payment of $197,067, down a little over 27% from last September. For the year so far, the city’s payments of around $2 million are down 14% from 2019.
Around the area, it was a mixed bag of increases and decreases.
Pampa received a payment of $376,529, some 27.5% higher than September 2019. For the year so far, it has received $3.5 million, an increase of over 9%.
Spearman’s payment of $62,381 was up over 22% from last September, and its year to date payments of $482,803 are 12% higher than 2019.
Booker also notched an increase. Its payment of $15,004 was up 14% in September. But its year to date payments of $114,394 are a little over 1% less than 2019.
Amarillo received a payment of $6.75 million, up slightly, .5%. Its year to date payments of $60 million are 1.4% ahead of 2019.
Follett’s payment of $6,168 dropped 49% from last September, and its year to date payments of $46,476 are down close to 14%.
Canadian’s September payment of $54,965 was nearly 12% less than September 2019. Its year to date payments of $503,528 are down nearly 20% from 2019.
Also seeing a decrease was Borger. Its September payment of $364,451 was down close to 5%, but its year to date payments of $3.46 million are up a little over 4%.
Statewide, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $765.3 million in local sales tax allocations for September, 4.5% less than in September 2019.
The allocations are based on sales made in July by businesses that report tax monthly.
Hegar said rising COVID-19 infection rates in July likely suppressed economic activity.