Published: Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 6B

The state Board of Equalization said Friday that August sales tax allocations to local governments statewide will remain flat due to economic conditions.

Earlier this year, a 5.7 percent increase in allocations was projected by the state, but cash receipt totals counted since then have proved that projection wrong.

On Friday, the state tax board said allocations to 99 jurisdictions will be reduced by an additional 5.4 percent, and 21 jurisdictions will receive no warrants.

There were no upward/downward adjustments in Sacramento city and county allocations, officials said.

The Board of Equalization said a review of statewide cash receipts for this year’s second quarter showed a decline in sales and use tax collections of about 10.4 percent. In addition, cash receipts for the first quarter were flat compared with the same period a year ago.

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