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El Paso State Sales-tax Rebates Inch Up 1.8 Percent

Nov. 9, 2012

Vic Kolenc

El Paso's state sales-tax rebates increased only 1.8 percent this month from a year ago for sales reported in September, new state data show.

The rebates are an indicator of retail-sales activity in El Paso.

For the year so far, El Paso's sales-tax rebates have increased only 1.5 percent from a year ago to $68.2 million, the state comptroller's office reported.

El Paso was below the average 4.1-percent growth rate in sales-tax rates for all Texas cities in November, and below the average 7.7 percent growth rate for all Texas cities for the year so far.

This month, El Paso received 6.34 million in sales-tax rebates, an increase of $109,876.

Source: (c)2012 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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