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