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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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State Revenue and Spending

Texas state government is an enormously complex undertaking. The state takes in over $250 billion a year in revenue coming from over 60 different taxes, fees and assessments. Most of that money goes out to pay for services and activities such as road construction, professional licensing, prisons and university research.

Explore Revenue and Expenditures Dashboard

The data provided in our Where the Money Goes / Where the Money Comes From tools is now available in one location in a new dashboard.

With our updated dashboard tool, sources of state government revenue and expenditure data are now more easily accessible then ever. We offer an unprecedented array of data, dating back ten years, giving you the tools you need to drill down to specific information and see trends in action. Specific categories of data include revenues, expenditures, payments to payee, travel payments and state-level economic development.

The tool still provides graphical representations of the data and tables that can be downloaded for further analysis.

Revenue

Monthly Revenue Watch

Get a detailed look at Texas revenues by month, with the option to view revenues in all funds (excluding trusts) or in general revenue-related funds.

Quarterly State Sales and Use Tax Analysis

State Sales and Use Tax, by industry and area of the state (represented by metropolitan statistical area, or MSA), are available using this tool.

A Field Guide to the Taxes of Texas (PDF)

This guide provides an overview of the major Texas state taxes. Read on to:

  • learn how major taxes have contributed to state revenue during the past 10 years;
  • see on one page revenue collections, estimates and tax allocations; and
  • connect to other in-depth resources about state taxes and finances.

Sources of Revenue Guide: A History of State Taxes and Fees in Texas

Dig deeper with this detailed guide to the history and current status of Texas state revenue sources. Data is available for download.

Spending

Statewide Contracts

Texas state agencies utilize statewide contracts established by the Comptroller's Office and the Department of Information Resources. Agencies are also authorized to establish individual contracts for services and goods not on statewide contracts. The Legislative Budget B oard maintains a master database of major statewide contracts.

State Grant Listing

As of Sept. 1, 2013, state law requires Texas state agencies, including institutions of higher education, to publish the purpose of each grant exceeding $25,000 awarded from state appropriations on their websites.

Questions?

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HB855 Browser Statement

In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.

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