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November 6, 2013

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $655 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in October was $2.14 billion, up 5.4 percent compared to October 2012.    

“Growth in sales tax revenues was led by collections from the telecommunications sector,” Combs said. “The construction sector also showed significant gains. State sales tax revenue has increased for 43 consecutive months.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their November local sales tax allocations totaling $654.6 million, up 7 percent compared to November 2012.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (November 2013)
Recipient Nov. 2013
Allocations
Change from
Nov. 2012
Year-to-date
Change
Cities $431.9M 6.8% 6.3%
Counties $41.0M 2.4% 5.6%
Transit Systems $147.0M 8.1% 6.6%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $34.7M 11.7% 11.9%
Total  $654.6M 7.0% 6.6%

The sales tax figures represent September sales reported by monthly tax filers and July, August and September sales reported by quarterly filers.

For details of local sales tax allocations in November 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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