“The strong business and consumer spending trend boosted the monthly sales tax revenue, as did money remitted at the close of the state’s tax amnesty which ended in August,” said Combs.
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Much of the increase comes from business spending in the oil and gas industry, as well as success in other sectors.
Businesses can file reports and pay overdue taxes, as well as fix previous reports which they had stated a lower amount than what was due without penalty or interest charges.
Lubbock County sees a 11.43% increase in June Sales Tax revenue from this time last year. The State of Texas is up 15.2% from June 2011 to June 2012.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that a listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as a threatened or endangered species is not warranted.
Three men who conspired to steal $290,000 worth of aviation fuel from Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso have been sentenced to federal prison and another sentenced to federal probation.
The Texas Comptroller’s Office today announced monthly sales tax distributions for Texas municipalities totaling $514 million. State sales tax revenue in May was $2.09 billion, up 7.3 percent compared to May of last year.
$633 million will be sent to cities, counties, transit systems, and special purpose taxing districts, up 5.5 percent from May of 2011.
The group will specifically focus on online activities, and plans to research solutions to identity and mitigate current and future risks to children’s identities.
If the lizard is listed as an endangered species, it could limit oil field production in West Texas and eastern New Mexico for two to five years.