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What does the Texas Comptroller do?

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Texas’ chief financial officer
oversees the $100+ billion-a-year enterprise
of Texas state government.

Tax Collector

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Tax Collector

  • collects more than 60 taxes, fees and assessments
  • collects local sales taxes on behalf of more than 1,400 local governments
  • issues tax permits, licenses and cigarette stamps
  • audits taxpayers
  • provides tax information

Purchaser

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Purchaser

  • manages statewide contracts available to more than 200 state agencies and universities and almost 1,600 local governments
  • provides training and certification for purchasers and contract managers at other state agencies
  • maintains the Centralized Master Bidders List state agencies can use to solicit bids for goods and services
  • manages state employee credit card program
  • contracts for airfare, hotels and rental cars associated with state travel
  • administers the state mail contract
  • oversees the state vehicle reporting system






Treasurer

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Treasurer

  • monitors state cash flows and major payments
  • manages state investments
  • invests funds for local governments
  • processes state payments to vendors and employees
  • deposits money received from state agencies
  • holds the state’s money

and much more…

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Accountant

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Accountant

  • monitors state agency appropriations
  • audits state purchases, travel and payroll expenditures
  • publishes the state’s annual financial reports
  • develops accounting and reporting procedures for state agencies
  • manages seven statewide financial and payroll/personnel systems

Revenue Estimator

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Revenue Estimator

  • estimates money available for state spending
  • certifies that the state’s two-year budget falls within estimated revenues
  • tracks trends that may affect the economic outlook
  • monitors and reports on the condition of the Texas economy
  • estimates financial impacts of proposed legislation and rules

And Much More…

And much more…

  • prepares the annual Property Value Study used to certify taxable values in Texas school districts
  • administers the Texas Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program, encouraging minority-, woman- and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses to seek state contracts
  • manages the State Energy Conservation Office, which provides grants and expertise for energy-efficiency projects at state agencies and local governments
  • administers the state’s unclaimed property program, which returns abandoned cash and other property to its rightful owners
  • presides over the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board, administering the state’s college savings programs
  • leads state government transparency effort

For more information, visit:
Fiscal Notes, October 2016