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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
Jan. 11, 2021

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Releases Biennial Estimate

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) today, showing the state is projected to have approximately $112.5 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2022-23 biennium.

The revenue estimate represents a 0.4 percent decrease from funds available for the 2020-21 biennium. This decline is a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused revenue collections to fall well short of what was expected when the Legislature approved the 2020-21 budget; the ending 2020-21 balance will be close to a negative $1 billion. Read more »

Download the 2022-23 Biennial Revenue Estimate (PDF)

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2020-2021 Biennial Revenue Estimate

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Months of intense work go into the making of the BRE. It’s one of our constitutional responsibilities, and it’s an essential part of Texas’ budget process.

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Biennial Revenue Estimate

January 2021

Revenue Available for General Purpose Spending

In Billions of Dollars

Revenue Available for General Purpose Spending
Fund Operator 2020-21
General Revenue-Related (GR-R)
Tax Collections
+ $97.41 $103.93 $6.52
Other GR-R Revenues + $15.03 $15.65   $0.62
Total GR-R Revenues = $112.44 $119.58 SUB
Beginning Balance + $4.84 −$0.95   −$5.79
Total GR-R Revenue & Fund Balances = $117.28 $118.63 SUB
Revenue Reserved for Transfers
to the Economic Stabilization
and State Highway Funds
$4.32 $5.83 $1.51
Amount Needed for
Texas Tomorrow Fund*
N/A $0.27 $0.27
Total Revenue Available for
General-Purpose Spending
= $112.96 $112.53 TOTAL −$0.44

* The original, constitutionally guaranteed prepaid tuition program is projected to have a cash shortfall of $271 million in the 2022-23 biennium.
The BRE assumes the shortfall will be paid from general revenue.
Note: Totals may not sum because of rounding.

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts