Released by the Texas State Comptroller's Office
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in January was $2.12 billion, up 6.1 percent compared to January 2012.
"Growth in sales tax receipts was led by the construction, retail trade and restaurant sectors," said Combs. "Receipts from oil and natural gas-related activity also continue to be strong. State sales tax revenue has now increased for 34 consecutive months."
Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their February local sales tax allocations totaling $741 million, up 4.6 percent compared to February 2012.