Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Katy is faring well when it comes to sales receipts, at least this month.

For the month of October, the city is receiving a payment of more than $1.05 million, up 5.56 percent compared to October 2019. For the year, total payments of more than $10.6 million represent a modest rise of 1.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Wednesday that his office is sending “cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $751.5 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 2.8 percent less than in October 2019.”

The allocations this month represent sales made in August.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh on the Texas economy and sales tax revenue,” according to the Comptroller’s Office.

Nearly every city in Fort Bend County has seen their year-over-year sales tax receipts rise, with the exception of Sugar Land.

Sugar Land, by far the largest city in Fort Bend County, is receiving a payment of $41.8 million, a decline of more than 11.56 percent compared to last year. For the year, the city has received nearly $41.2 million, an overall drop of 8.36 compared to 2019.

The only other city in Fort Bend County which has seen a year-over-year drop in tax receipts is tiny Kendleton with a population of less than 500 people. For the year, the city has received nearly $15,000 from the state, down about 10.5 percent compared to 2019.

Other cities in Fort Bend County have been more fortunate.

Rosenberg has seen a modest increase with its $1.61 million payment from the state, up 0.48 percent over a year ago. For the year, payments to the city are $16.8 million, up 2.45 percent compared to 2019.

Stafford has seen a big jump with its $1.64 million payment this month, which represents a 14.9 percent increase over a year ago. Its $16.1 million payments this year is a boost of more than 11.2 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

Missouri City is receiving more than $831,000 but it represents a rise of just 0.17 percent. For the year, Missouri City’s payments of nearly $9 million are up more than 5.7 percent compared to a year ago.

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