Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that state sales tax revenue in January was $2.3 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to January 2013.
“Increases were seen across all major sectors of the Texas economy,â€ Combs said. “This indicates continued expansion in both consumer and business spending, and brings the growth in fiscal year-to-date collections to 4.6 percent compared with the previous year. Sales tax revenue has increased for 46 consecutive months.â€
Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their February local sales tax allocations totaling $802.1 million, up 8.2 percent compared to February 2013.