Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2015
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their July local sales tax allocations totaling $609.8 million, which represents an increase of 1.2 percent compared to July 2014.
Hegar also said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.2 billion, down 1.4 percent compared to June 2014.
"This slight decline was expected due to the slowdown in the oil and gas mining sector, and is in line with the biennial revenue estimate presented in January," Hegar said. "Receipts from the construction, information, restaurant and services sectors continued to grow, however, which is a testament to Texas' diverse and dynamic economy."
This marks the first decline in state sales tax revenue following 62 consecutive months of growth.
|Recipient||July 2015 Allocations||Change from July 2014||Year-to-date Change|
|Cities||$396.4M||↑ 0.6%||↑ 4.8%|
|Counties||$37.0M||↓ 6.5%||↑ 3.6%|
|Transit Systems||$139.2M||↑ 3.7%||↑ 5.9%|
|Special Purpose Taxing Districts||$37.2M||↑ 7.4%||↑ 10.7%|
|Total||$609.8M||↑ 1.2%||↑ 5.3%|
The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.
For details of July sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the Comptroller's website.
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