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. 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!