Laguna Vista is seeing a 43.08 percent increase in its sales tax figures this month, thanks to the new Stripes convenience store on Highway 100 that opened its doors here earlier this year.
However, neighboring Port Isabel’s sales tax dipped by 8.12 percent, and South Padre’s was off by 1.66 percent in the month of July.
Since having the new business open this Spring, the Town of Laguna Vista has enjoyed increasingly higher revenues from the sales tax collected by the Texas Comptroller’s Office. In July, the town netted $10,591.47, up from last year, when revenues were $7,402.29.
The total allocations for July reflect sales activity that occurred in May and which were reported to the state comptroller‘s office in June.
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