Comptroller Distributes $650 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

AUSTIN, October 12, 2016 –Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $650 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 5.5 percent more than in October 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly.

“The cities of San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and McKinney saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations,” Hegar said. “The cities of Houston and Midland saw significant decreases in sales tax allocations.”
Local Sales Tax Allocations (October 2016)
Recipient Oct. 2016 Allocations Change from Sept. 2015 Year-to-Date Change
Cities $425.5M ↑ 5.4% ↑ 1.1%
Counties $38.1M ↑ 1.6% ↓ 5.5%
Transit Systems $145.8M ↑ 5.5% ↑ 1.1%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $40.6M ↑ 9.8% ↑ 1.4%
Total $650.0M ↑5.5% ↑ 0.7%

For details on October sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, visit the Comptroller's Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports.

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