A decrease in Sales Tax Allocated revenues for the City of Eagle Pass for the month of July can be attributed to the end of summer vacations and preparations to go back to school in the month of August for thousands of local families.
During the month of July, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts reported that the City of Eagle Pass will receive $394,770.15 net payment for this period. This is a – 10 % decrease as compared to the month of June which reported $ 438,236 in earnings for the city.
The summer setback is an issue that is experienced each year around this time. But it’s expected to change by next week as sales for the new school year begin. The yearly sales tax holiday to take place from August 9-11 is usually the beginning of strong sales numbers which should bring allocation totals back where they average at.
For now, many local stores and retailers continue pushing to sell their products and look forward to the final quarter of the year.