AUSTIN - Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced 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."
The city of Amarillo will recieve $5.84 million this quarter in tax revenue. This is an increase of 13.15-percent. Overall, Amarillo has received $52.4 million in tax revenue this year. This is an increase of 7.2 percent.
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