comptroller seal Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 6, 2016

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $591 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 $591.4 million in local sales tax allocations for April, 2.6 percent more than in April 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in February by businesses that report tax monthly.

"The cities of Dallas, Austin, Sugar Land and Fort Worth saw substantial increases in sales tax allocations that helped stop a four-month streak of declining sales tax allocations for the state overall," Hegar said. "Energy-centric cities such as Houston and Midland continue to see decreases in sales tax allocations."

Local Sales Tax Allocations (April 2016)
RecipientApril 2016 AllocationsChange from April 2015 Year-to-date Change
Cities $387.0M ↑ 3.4% ↑ 0.7%
Counties $35.1M ↓ 5.5% ↓ 6.8%
Transit Systems $134.2M ↑ 2.6% ↑ 0.8%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $35.0M ↑ 2.0% ↓ 0.8%
Total $591.4M ↑ 2.6% ↑ 0.1%

For details on April 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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