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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 10, 2016

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $867 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 $867.1 million in local sales tax allocations for February, 0.7 percent less than in February 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly; October, November and December sales by quarterly filers; and 2015 sales by businesses that report tax annually.

"Energy-centric cities such as Odessa, Midland, Corpus Christi and Houston continued to see decreases in sales tax allocation," Hegar said. "Other areas of the state helped to somewhat offset those losses as cities such as San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas saw moderate increases in allocations."

LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (February 2016)
RecipientFeb. 2016 AllocationsChange from Feb. 2015Year-to-date Change
Cities $569.0M ↓ 0.1% ↓ 0.1%
Counties $51.0M ↓ 6.6% ↓ 6.7%
Transit Systems $195.5M ↓ 0.6% ↑ 0.4%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $51.7M ↓ 0.7% ↓ 1.2%
Total $867.1M ↓ 0.7% ↓ 0.5%

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

Media Note: To provide greater transparency and eliminate confusion regarding state sales tax revenues and local sales tax allocations, the Comptroller's office has begun providing one press release announcing state revenues and another announcing local allocations. The release detailing state sales tax revenues will be issued at the beginning of each month, while the release detailing sales tax allocations to local taxing entities will continue as before. All recipients of the former single press release were automatically signed up to receive both releases.

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