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October 9, 2013

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $580 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in September was $2.01 billion, up 2.7 percent compared to September 2012.    

“State sales tax revenue collections continued to grow at a moderate pace,” Combs said. “Growth was led by collections from the construction, telecommunications and retail sectors. State sales tax revenue has now increased for 42 consecutive months.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their October local sales tax allocations totaling $579.8 million, up 5.2 percent compared to October 2012.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (October 2013)
Recipient Oct. 2013
Allocations
Change from
Oct. 2012
Year-to-date
Change
Cities $382.1M 5.6% 6.2%
Counties $38.1M 0.1% 6.0%
Transit Systems $129.1M 4.4% 6.4%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $30.5M 11.8% 11.9%
Total $579.8M 5.2% 6.5%

The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in August.

For details of local sales tax allocations in October 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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