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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 9, 2016

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $586 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 $585.6 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 0.7 percent less than in March 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.

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

LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (March 2016)
RecipientMarch 2016 AllocationsChange from March 2015 Year-to-date Change
Cities $381.2M ↓ 0.1% ↓ 0.1%
Counties $35.4M ↓ 8.1% ↓ 7.1%
Transit Systems $134.0M ↓ 0.03% ↑ 0.3%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $35.0M ↓ 2.4% ↓ 1.5%
Total $585.6M ↓ 0.7% ↓ 0.01%

For details on March 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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