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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 8, 2017

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes Nearly $620 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 $619.7 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 5.8 percent more than in March 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.

"The cities of Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Austin saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations," Hegar said. "The cities of McAllen and Sugar Land saw noticeable decreases."

Local Sales Tax Allocations (March 2017)
Recipient Mar. 2017 Allocations Change from Mar. 2016 Year-to-Date Change
Cities $401.1M ↑5.2% ↑2.5%
Counties $35.9M ↑0.7% ↓1.3%
Transit Systems $143.6M ↑7.2% ↑2.8%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $39.0M ↑11.3% ↑8.1%
Total $619.7M ↑5.8% ↑2.7%

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

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