Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hegar

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For Immediate Release

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December 12, 2012

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $552 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.34 billion, up 13.1 percent compared to November 2011.

“Gains across major sectors boosted state sales tax revenue,” Combs said. “Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction and telecommunications.”

Combs will send December local sales tax allocations totaling $552 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts, up 15.5 percent compared to December 2011.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (December 2012)
Recipient December 2012
Change from
December 2011
Cities$360.8M 14.2%8.2%
Counties $37.2M18.9%14.7%
Transit Systems$125.3M15.2% 10.0%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $29.0M29.3% 23.3%
Total $552.3M15.5% 9.7%

The sales tax figures represent October sales reported by monthly tax filers.

For details of December sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the Comptroller’s Web site at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html.

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