Sales tax revenue up in Longview, Kilgore, other area cities
Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Longview and Kilgore received some of their best financial news of the year Wednesday with the release of sales tax revenues from April.
The Texas Comptroller’s Office reported sales tax revenues up more than 5 percent in Longview and about 6 percent in Kilgore, which has suffered declines in revenues since this past year.
The city of Longview collected $1,608,861,which was up $77,430 from the same month in 2012.
As a whole, Longview is up about 1 percent from fiscal year 2011-12.
“With sales tax, there seems to be these fluctuations that last a few months,” said city spokesman Shawn Hara. “But the overall trend when you look at the full fiscal year is one of the big things.”
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