Marble Falls EDC unveils sales tax driving forces

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At-home consumption boosts numbers

  • Retailers, such as some of the establishments in downtown Marble Falls, saw their sales tax figures climb in August. Connie Swinney/The Highlander
    Retailers, such as some of the establishments in downtown Marble Falls, saw their sales tax figures climb in August. Connie Swinney/The Highlander
  • Overall, restaurant sales tax declined in Marble Falls, but establishments with takeout, delivery or curbside service such as Fiesta Winery (pictured here), experienced some growth. Fullservice eateries suffered sales drops. File photo
    Overall, restaurant sales tax declined in Marble Falls, but establishments with takeout, delivery or curbside service such as Fiesta Winery (pictured here), experienced some growth. Fullservice eateries suffered sales drops. File photo
Last week, the Texas Comptroller's Office reported the city of Marble Falls had received $1 million in sales tax allocations in August - the first time the city had ever hit that number on its monthly receipts. A deeper dive into the numbers shows the largest percentages of sales tax gains in MaTble Falls appeaTed to come from individuals and families buying more food and beverages for home…

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