Houston Sales Tax Allocation Up 7.4% From January 2012

State sales tax revenues continued to climb in December. That'll mean good news for the City of Houston.

Comptroller Susan Combs says Texas collected nearly $2.2 billion in sales tax revenue in December. That’s up 9% compared to December 2011.

R.J. DeSilva is a spokesman for the Comptroller’s Office.

“We see the increases in sales tax across several major sectors, whether it’s business spending in oil and gas industries or the manufacturing sector. Construction also has been doing well.”

Combs will send out more than $530 million in local sales tax allocations, up 7% from January 2012. Houston will get back about $45 million, an increase over last January roughly in line with the state average. Sugar Land will get back about $3.2 million, down nearly 10% from a year ago.



Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas delegations in the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Texas governorship, the state legislature, and county and city governments. Before taking up his current post, Andrew...

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