SALES TAX REPORT: Laguna Madre cities experience sales tax gains

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

penniesAll but one community in the Laguna Madre area experienced sales tax gains in the month of August.

Port Isabel reported a 1.33 percent increase in sales tax collections this August, from $191,563.05 during the same period last year to $194,113.14 this year. On South Padre Island, a 7.77 percent increase – from $350,037.58 in 2013 up to $377,266.93 in 2014 – was also generated in August. And Laguna Vista got in on the action with a 31.97 percent spike, from $10,262.72 reported in August 2013 up to $13,544.68 collected in August 2014.

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