El Paso's state tax rebates, an indication of retail sales, increased
3.1 percent in May compared with the same time a year ago, new data show.
That's below the 4.9 percent increase for all Texas cities combined, Texas comptroller's data show.
El Paso's tax rebates so far this year are up 3.3 percent from the rebates a year ago -- also below the 6.3 percent increase for Texas cities combined.
In May, El Paso received $7.2 million in state tax rebates for retail sales occurring in March. That's an increase of $218,320 from May 2012.
Most other Texas metro areas had larger percentage gains in May sales tax rebates than did El Paso: Houston, up 9.3 percent; McAllen, up 8.5 percent; Austin, up 4.8 percent; and San Antonio, up 4.1 percent. Dallas had a smaller gain at 2.1 percent.
(c)2013 the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas)
Visit the El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas) at www.elpasotimes.com
Distributed by MCT Information Services
Most Popular Stories
- Fantasy Football Gambling Industry Facing Increased Legal Scrutiny
- As States Legalize Pot, Will Traffic Deaths Rise?
- NATO Plans High-Readiness Force to Counter Russia
- 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Conquers the North American Box Office with $16.3M
- Obama Promoting Economic Gains As Elections Near
- GE Capital and Petters-Related Fund in Legal Battle
- California Conservation Conundrum: Water Use Varies Greatly Across State
- Combating Online Abuse Not Easy for Gamers
- Even With Surly 2014 Electorate, It's 'Still an Incumbent's World'
- Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, but Nowhere to Go