comptroller seal Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 4, 2015

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $732 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $731.7 million in local sales tax allocations for November, 1.2 percent more than in November 2014. These allocations are based on sales made in September by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in July, August, and September by businesses that report tax quarterly.

Hegar also said today that sales tax revenue for the state in October was $2.28 billion, down 5.4 percent compared to October 2014.

“October state sales tax revenue was depressed, as expected, by declines in spending in oil and natural gas-related sectors,” Hegar said. “Other major sectors of the Texas economy, including construction, information, and services, continued to show growth in tax remittances.”

Local Sales Tax Allocations (November 2015)
Recipient Nov. 2015 Allocations Change from Nov. 2014 Year-to-date change
Cities $482.0M↑ 1.8% ↑ 4.1%
Counties $42.8M↓ 6.9%↑ 0.5%
Transit Systems $163.9M↑ 2.0%↑ 4.8%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $43.0M↓ 0.1%↑ 7.5%
Total $731.7M↑ 1.2%↑ 4.2%

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

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