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.
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.
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.
State Sales and Use Tax, by industry and area of the state (represented by metropolitan statistical area, or MSA), are available using this tool.
This guide provides an overview of the major Texas state taxes. Read on to:
Dig deeper with this detailed guide to the history and current status of Texas state revenue sources. Data is available for download.
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.
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.
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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.