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January 9, 2013

Comptroller Susan Combs Distributes $531 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in December was $2.17 billion, up 9.4 percent compared to December 2011.

“Strong sales tax collections continue in most major economic sectors in Texas,” said Combs. “The strongest growth was from business spending-driven sectors including oil and natural gas, manufacturing and construction.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their January local sales tax allocations totaling $530.8 million, up 7.3 percent compared to January 2012.

Local Sales Tax Allocations (January 2013)
Recipient January 2013
Allocations
Change from
January 2012
Year-to-date
Change
Cities$349.3M 7.0%7.0%
Counties $36.6M11.0%11.0%
Transit Systems$118.2M7.2% 7.2%
Special Purpose Taxing Districts $26.7M12.5% 12.5%
Total $530.8M7.3% 7.3%

The sales tax figures represent November sales reported by monthly tax filers.

For details of January sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports on the Comptroller’s Web site at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html.

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