Texas Comptroller Distributes $555 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 04/09 2014 05:52PM

Updated 04/09 2014 05:56PM

AUSTIN -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in March was $2.09 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to March 2013.

“The growth in sales tax revenues was led by business spending in the oil and natural gas mining, wholesale trade and construction sectors,” Combs said. “Collections from restaurants were also strong. This marks 48 consecutive months of growth in state sales tax collections.”

In Amarillo, the sales tax was up 10.26% for the month compared to last year, totaling just over $5.2-million. Overall, the sales tax is up 5% from the same time last year.

In Canyon, the sales tax was up 8.96% for the month compared to last year, totaling just over $169,113.63. Overall, the sales tax is up 7.3% from the same time last year.

Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.