Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2019
AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.82 billion in October, 7 percent more than in October 2018.
“Growth in state sales tax revenue was apparent across all major economic sectors,” Hegar said. “The most notable growth was in receipts from the construction, wholesale trade and information services sectors”.
Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in October 2019 was up 4.1 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Sales tax is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 57 percent of all tax collections.
In October 2019, Texas collected the following revenue from other major taxes:
For details on all monthly collections, visit the Comptroller's Monthly State Revenue Watch. For an extensive history of tax policy developments and fees since 1972, visit our updated Sources of Revenue publication.
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