Released by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs
(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced today that state sales tax revenue in September was $1.96 billion, up 11.6 percent compared to September 2011.
"Continued strength in the manufacturing and oil and natural gas sectors led to the sales tax revenue increase,” Combs said. “Collections were also boosted by improvement in consumer spending at restaurants and retail stores. State sales tax revenue has now increased for 30 straight months."
Combs will send October local sales tax allocations totaling $551 million to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts. October local sales tax allocations are up 9.1 percent compared to October 2011.
The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in August.