Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $531 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue

AUSTIN, February 5, 2013 - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in December was $2.17 billion, up 9.4 percent compared to December 2011.

“Strong sales tax collections continue in most major economic sectors in Texas,” said Combs. “The strongest growth was from business spending-driven sectors including oil and natural gas, manufacturing and construction.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their January local sales tax allocations totaling $530.8 million, up 7.3 percent compared to January 2012.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (January 2013)
Recipient January 2013
Change from
January 2012
Cities$349.3M 7.0%7.0%
Counties $36.6M11.0%11.0%
Transit Systems$118.2M7.2% 7.2%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $26.7M12.5% 12.5%
Total $530.8M7.3% 7.3%

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

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