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Sales Tax Revenues Increase in November 2012 for Texas, Lubbock

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Sales tax revenue continues to rise for Texas and the Hub City.

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced Wednesday that state sales tax revenue for November was $2.34 billion, up 13.1 percent compared to November 2011.

“Collections were strong in sectors such as retail trade, manufacturing, oil and natural gas, construction, and telecommunications,” said Combs.

Local sales tax allocations totaling $552 million will be sent to cities, counties, transit systems, and special purpose taxing districts this month.

December’s sales tax payment for the City of Lubbock is nearly $4,743,000, up 20.25 percent from the same period last year. Wolfforth will receive $36,359, up 4.86 percent from last year, and Idalou will receive a payment of $15,382, down 0.58 percent from last December.

The city of Post will receive $87,021, up 2.8 percent from last year, Seagraves’ payment from the state will be $17,954, down 16.55 percent from last December, and Plainview will get a payment of $290,024, down 9.76 percent from the same period last year.

Midland’s progress continues, as they will receive a payment of $4,498,371, up 12.33 percent from last December. Odessa will receive more than $3,317,300, a 27.3 percent increase.

El Paso’s payment for December 2012 will be $5,989,260, up 15.24 percent from the same period last year, and Galveston will receive $1,285,800, up 13.12 percent from last year.

The city of Victoria will get a payment of $2,139,122, up 11.87 percent, Yoakum will receive $113,081, a 31.75 percent increase from last year, and Hallettsville will get a payment of $78,015, up a modest 1.93 percent from last December.

The city of Dallas will get a payment of nearly $18,854,000, up 22.84 percent, Fort Worth will receive $9,341,900, up 23.45 percent, and Arlington’s payment will be $6,795,341, a 0.94 percent decrease from December 2011.

The city of Houston will receive $46,536,301, up 16.5 percent, and Austin will get a payment of $13,736,000, a 22.42 percent increase from last year.

A complete list of sales tax payments is available here from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

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