Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Wednesday that state sales tax revenue in September was $2.01 billion statewide, up 2.7 percent compared to September 2012.
The resulting allocation payment includes a sum of $681,405 given to Cooke County.
“State sales tax revenue collections continued to grow at a moderate pace,” Combs said in a release distributed Wednesday. “Growth was led by collections from the construction, telecommunications and retail sectors. State sales tax revenue has now increased for 42 consecutive months.”
The local allocation breakdown is as follows: Gainesville received $622,514, a 43 percent decrease compared to October 2012; Lindsay received $8,032, a 3 percent increase; Muenster received $30,707, a 14.8 percent decrease; Oak Ridge received $6,974, a 1 percent increase; and Valley View received $12,927, a 17 percent increase.
Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their October local sales tax allocations totaling $579.8 million — up 5.2 percent statewide compared to October 2012.
The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in August.
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