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 April 10, 2013

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $522 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) —Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared to March 2012.

“Sales tax revenue growth was seen in both the business and consumer sectors of the economy,” Combs said. “Collections grew in sectors such as manufacturing and retail trade. Sales tax revenue has now increased for 36 consecutive months.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their April local sales tax allocations totaling $521.9 million, up 6.8 percent compared to April 2012.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (April 2013)
Recipient April 2013
Allocations
Change from
April 2012
Year-to-date
Change
Cities $343.1M 6.6% 6.7%
Counties $35.2M 7.5% 9.7%
Transit Systems $117.0M 6.3% 7.4%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $26.6M 10.6% 13.7%
Total  $521.9M 6.8% 7.4%

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

For details of April 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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