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December 11, 2013

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

(AUSTIN) —Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in November was $2.41 billion, up 2.8 percent compared to November 2012.

“State sales tax revenue continues to grow at a moderate pace as expected,” Combs said. “Sales tax collections have increased for 44 consecutive months. Revenue from sectors such as wholesale trade, services industries and restaurants contributed to the most recent increase.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their December local sales tax allocations totaling $579.6 million, up 5 percent compared to December 2012.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (December 2013)
Recipient Dec. 2013
Allocations
Change from
Dec. 2012
Year-to-date
Change
Cities $377.1M 4.5% 6.1%
Counties $38.2M 2.6% 5.4%
Transit Systems $131.3M 4.8% 6.4%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $33.0M 13.8% 12.1%
Total $579.6M 5.0% 6.4%

The sales tax figures represent October sales reported by monthly tax 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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