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City sales tax figures take big jump

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by Jo Clifton

The city of Austin is receiving more than $23.5 million in quarterly sales tax revenues from the state, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. That’s a 37.25 percent increase over last April’s payment. Many other cities also saw big jumps in their sales tax revenue as people are going out more and spending money with the waning of the pandemic. Dallas is receiving more than $27 million, a nearly 20 percent increase. San Antonio is seeing a nearly 29 percent increase and receiving more than $31.6 million. Houston, according to the comptroller’s report, saw a 25 percent increase in sales tax revenue for the quarter and will be receiving more than $60 million. Round Rock is receiving more than $9 million, a nearly 39 percent increase over the same quarter last year.

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