Comptroller distributes $574 million in monthly sales tax revenue to local governments

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that state sales tax revenue in December was $2.25 billion, up 3.9 percent compared with December 2012. “Consumer spending in retail trade contributed to the latest gain in state sales tax collections,” Combs said. “Other sectors such as telecommunications also contributed to the monthly growth, and state sales tax revenue has now increased for 45 consecutive months.” The chart above details sales tax revenues for the surrounding areas. Van Horn remains consistent with sales tax income.