October Sales Tax Allocations
States sales tax revenue data for the month of September have been released and revenue up 7.9 percent from last September, said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.
Of the $2.17 billion, $621.7 million will be allocated to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts for the month of October.
“Significant growth in sales tax revenues occurred across all major economic sectors, reflecting strength in both business and consumer spending,” Combs said. “The gains were led by remittances from the oil and natural gas-related and manufacturing sectors, as well as from restaurants and retail trade.”
Lubbock is within the top twenty highest-paid cities in Texas, receiving more than $5 million in October and $51 million in 2014 to date. Other cities across West Texas include Amarillo at $5.9 million in October and $60 million in 2014 to date; Midland at $5.8 million and $55 million; and Abilene at $3.4 million and $33 million.