Don’t wait on shipping — Shop the Rock

Haven’t completed your holiday shopping? It may already be too late for some of the items on your Christmas list, based on recent news about the supply chain crisis.

We’ve all been there — obsessively checking the tracking for a shipped item or peeking out on our front step for a package we’re expecting to arrive. Except now, retailers are having to send messages saying those items are delayed days, even weeks or months, from the time we expected them to arrive.

But we’ve got good news for you, dear reader — there’s no need to wrap up your gift receipt with a sad “coming soon!” note this year. Round Rock has plenty of great shopping options to complete your holiday shopping before Dec. 25. From mom and pop stores to big name brands, we’ve got it all! And the best part is, you can walk away with purchases in hand — no waiting for shipping required!

Here’s one more great reason to Shop the Rock — it also benefits your community.

When you purchase taxable goods and services in Round Rock, you pay 8.25 percent in sales taxes. 6.25 percent goes straight to the state of Texas, and the other 2 percent stays here in Round Rock.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 1 percent goes into the general fund to pay for basic local government services like police, fire protection, parks and the library. This covers more than one-third of the cost of these essential services.
  • A half-percent of Round Rock’s sales tax directly works to reduce your property tax rates, thanks to a measure passed by Round Rock voters in 1987.
  • The last half-percent of sales tax is for economic development – primarily in the form of major road projects.

There are plenty of great shopping centers and retailers in town, so what are you waiting for? Shop local — it’s the gift that keeps on giving!

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GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO SHOP

Want better roads? How about better parks? All you have to do is Shop the Rock. Seriously, head over to the outlets and buy those shoes, or venture downtown for lunch. It doesn’t matter if you are shopping, dining or getting a haircut your dollars are helping to pay it forward and build our community. What makes this possible? Sales tax. Though it may be the least sexy tax, it is the hardest working one. So next time you see a shirt you love, buy it. Your city will thank you.