For the second straight month, sales tax rebates to Brenham and Washington County saw a slight drop.
The latest rebates to Brenham, Washington County and the city of Burton were all down this month, according to figures from Texas Comptroller’s Office.
The City of Brenham received $530,892, which is a 3.5 percent drop from the rebate received in May of 2013, which was $550,215. So far this year, Brenham has received $2,408,105, a 9.2 percent decline from the same period in 2013 at $2,513,438.
The Washington County rebate for May was $220,051--down 0.5 percent from last year’s $221,258. For the year, the county’s payments total $1,018,597, down 1.3 percent from last year’s $1,032,255.
The City of Burton’s rebate was down 23.3 percent at $2,371. Last year’s May rebate was $3,089. Burton’s rebates for the year remain up 17.8 percent — from $11,954 in 2013 to $14,086.
State Comptroller Susan Combs said state sales tax revenue was $2.27 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to May 2013.