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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 10, 2016

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $769 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 $769.3 million in local sales tax allocations for August, 1.2 percent more than in August 2015. These allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in April, May and June by quarterly filers.

"The cities of San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth, Arlington, Plano and Irving saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations," Hegar said. "Energy-centric cities, such as Houston and Midland, continue to see decreases in sales tax allocations."

Local Sales Tax Allocations (August 2016)
Recipient August 2016 Allocations Change from August 2015 Year-to-date Change
Cities $505.2M ↑1.8% ↑ 0.9%
Counties $43.0M ↓7.1% ↓ 6.0%
Transit Systems $174.4M ↑1.4% ↑ 0.7%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $46.8M ↑ 1.8% ↑ 0.4%
Total $769.3M ↑1.2% ↑ 0.4%

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

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