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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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Biennial Revenue Estimate: A Closer Look (PDF)

Biennial Revenue Estimate

A CLOSER LOOK

The Texas Comptroller provides the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) at the beginning of every regular legislative session. The estimate outlines how much state revenue is available for lawmakers to spend on programs for Texans through the 2020-21 biennium.

Revenue Available for General Purpose Spending

In Billions of Dollars

Revenue 2018-192020-21
General Revenue-Related (GR-R) Tax Collections $99.27 $107.32  
Other GR-R Revenues plus$14.55 plus$14.16  
Total GR-R Revenues equals$113.82 equals$121.48 SUBTOTAL
Beginning Balance plus$1.94 plus$4.18  
Total GR-R Revenue & Fund Balances equals$115.77 equals$125.67 SUBTOTAL
Revenue Reserved for Transfers to the Economic Stabilization and State Highway Funds minus$5.57 minus$6.34
Amount Needed for Texas Tomorrow Fund* minus$0.00 minus$0.21
Total Revenue Available for General-Purpose Spending equals$110.20 equals$119.12 TOTAL

* The original, constitutionally guaranteed prepaid tuition program is projected to have a cash shortfall of $211 million in the 2020-21 biennium. The BRE assumes the shortfall will be paid from general revenue.

General Revenue-Related Revenues

General Revenue-Related Revenues
Revenue SourcePercent of Total
Sales Taxes 54.5%
Motor Vehicle Sales and Rental Taxes 8.1%
Oil Production Tax 6.1%
Franchise Tax 5.0%
Natural Gas Production Tax 2.7%
Motor Fuel Taxes 1.7%
All Other State Taxes 10.2%
Other Revenue 11.7%

Annual Net Sales Tax Collections/All Funds

Change in Annual Net Sales Tax Collections/All Funds
Year Percent Change
1998 9.87%
1999 4.89%
2000 6.94%
2001 4.91%
2002 -1.00%
2003 -1.65%
2004 7.98%
2005 5.81%
2006 12.03%
2007 10.92%
2008 6.58%
2009 -2.73%
2010 -6.58%
2011 9.42%
2012 12.63%
2013 7.24%
2014 5.56%
2015 5.57%
2016 -2.30%
2017 2.32%
2018 10.51%

Average Annual Change: 5.05%

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