Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in March was $1.98 billion, up 5.5 percent compared to March 2012.
“Sales tax revenue growth was seen in both the business and consumer sectors of the economy,” Combs said. “Collections grew in sectors such as manufacturing and retail trade. Sales tax revenue has now increased for 36 consecutive months.”
Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their April local sales tax allocations totaling $521.9 million, up 6.8 percent compared to April 2012.
The sales tax figures represent February sales made by monthly tax filers.