Van Horn receives $51,000 in monthly sales tax collections

By Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller —

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced on Tuesday that
state sales tax revenue in August was $2.39 billion, up 2.1 percent
compared to August 2012.

“The latest monthly gains were led by sectors such as construction
and the restaurant industry,” Combs said. “For the recently ended fiscal
year, state sales tax revenue totaled $25.8 billion, an increase of 7.2
percent from fiscal 2012. Both business and consumer spending
contributed to the gains for the year.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose
taxing districts their September local sales tax allocations totaling
$575 million, up 2.8 percent compared to September 2012.

In the region, Marfa continued to slide downward in its payments with
a -12.07 percent decrease in payments from 2012. Pecos had the highest
growth in the West Texas area with a 32.44-increase in monthly tax
revenues. Presidio also had a healthy increase of 14.02 percent compared
with 2012. Van Horn received a payment of $51,190.03, which represents a
9.16-percent increase.


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