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The graphic above shows sales tax allocation gains or losses (percentage) by city. Cactus, Dumas, Borger and Canyon have shown gains while Dalhart, Hereford and Pampa are seeing losses this month compared to July 2018. No comparison data was available for Sunray.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar recently announced his office will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $764.3 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 0.7 percent more than in July 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly. The news is good for Moore County as allocations are up for both Cactus and Dumas. A comparison to 2018 was not available for Sunray.

The comptroller’s office reports that allocations for Cactus are up 22.08 percent for this month compared to July 2018. The city will be receiving an allocation of $36,976.21 compared to $30,288.24 received last July. To date, Cactus is seeing an allocation increase of 54.73 percent compared to 2018. So far in 2019, Cactus has received allocations totaling $326,152.66. At this time last year, Cactus had received only $210,779.97 in allocations.

Dumas is seeing a 10.34 percent increase in its monthly allocation. The city is receiving $315,284.88 this month compared to $285,716.17 in July 2018. For the year, Dumas is up 4.96 percent from $1,946,898.15 to $2,643,598.41.

Sunray’s allocation for July 2019 will be $20,685.47. No comparison data was available for July 2018. However, the city is behind on year-to-date allocations by 15.71 percent, according to the comptroller’s office.

How are cities of similar size to Dumas faring this month? According to the comptroller’s office, Dalhart’s allocation is down 11.52 percent, Borger’s allocation is up 12.73 percent, Pampa’s allocation is down 19.18 percent, Canyon’s allocation is up 7.84 percent and Hereford’s allocation is down 11.71 percent.

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