Texas Comptroller Distributes $716 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 05/07 2014 04:33PM

Updated 05/07 2014 04:35PM

AUSTIN -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.27 billion, up 5.6 percent compared to April 2013.

"Growth in sales tax revenue was spurred by increases in the telecommunications sector and services sector," Combs said. "Increased business spending in the wholesale trade sector also contributed to the latest monthly gain. This marks 49 consecutive months of growth in sales tax collections."

Amarillo brought in $6.9-million in for the month of April. Revenue is up 5.48-percent compared to last year. Amarillo has brought in a total of $30.5 million this year so far.

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