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Houston To Recoup $574M In Sales Tax Revenue For January

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says the state collected $2.25 billion in sales tax revenue in December. That's up nearly 4% from a year earlier.

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The Texas Comptroller’s Office says it will distribute nearly $574 million in sales tax revenue to local governments this month. That’s an increase of more than 8% compared to January 2013.

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

“The sales tax revenue from retail trade, which benefits from consumer spending, was a big contributor to the most recent gain. And also telecommunications, for example — your phone companies, for example — those also contributed to the latest revenue gain.”

Houston’s allocation for the month will come to nearly $47 million, up nearly 7% from a year ago.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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