Comptroller Distributes $669 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

AUSTIN, May 20, 2013 - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012.

“Sales tax collections were up in a range of sectors from construction and manufacturing to restaurants,” Combs said. “As expected, the rate of growth in state sales tax revenue is moderating compared to double-digit growth rates we recently experienced.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their May local sales tax allocations totaling $668.5 million, up 5.6 percent compared to May 2012.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (May 2013)
Recipient May 2013
Change from
May 2012
Cities $441.8M 4.9% 6.3%
Counties $42.5M 3.6% 8.3%
Transit Systems $150.0M 6.4% 7.2%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $34.2M 13.3% 13.6%
Total  $668.5M 5.6% 7.0%

The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in March as well as January, February and March sales by businesses that report tax quarterly.

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