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Austin’s sales tax numbers up, Round Rock’s down

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by Austin Monitor

The City of Austin got good news this week on sales tax collected in November. According to Austin’s CFO Leslie Browder, the city received $11.5 million this month compared to $10.2 million in January 2010, an increase of 12.5 percent.


That was the second payment for the 2011 fiscal year. Collections for the first two months are up 6.2 percent compared to the same two months last year, Browder reported in a memo to Mayor and Council today.


Other cities also received good news, but of the big cities, only Fort Worth’s revenues jumped more, with an increase of 13 percent.


Round Rock’s revenues were down 14.5 percent for the month. But San Marcos, which has a lot of retail, saw a 15 percent increase. “Capital Metro was up 16.6 percent for the month,” Browder said.

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