Glenn Hegar

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 6-8

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The date of the sales tax holiday and list of tax-exempt items are set by the Texas Legislature. “For many families […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s Statement on Recent Activities, Statements made by Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Following recent developments, I’ve directed my staff to determine whether any specific action has been taken by Ben & Jerry’s or Unilever that would trigger a listing under Chapter 808 of the Texas Government Code. If it is determined that Ben & Jerry’s or Unilever has engaged in any activities proscribed under Chapter 808, my office will take all appropriate and required actions. Texas Government Code Chapter 808 defines “boycott Israel” as “refusing to deal […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Issues Guidance on How Absent Texas Lawmakers Can Return Per Diems

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar issued guidance today to members of the Legislature who might wish to decline or return all or part of their salaries and per diems to the state treasury. “Certain members of the Texas Legislature have made the choice to abandon their responsibilities here in Texas and fly to Washington, D.C.,” Hegar said. “Texas taxpayers should not be held financially responsible for paying members who are not even in Texas, so I […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $893 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $893.2 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 20 percent more than in July 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (July 2021) Recipient July 2021 Allocations Change from July 2020 Year-to-date Change Cities   $575.2M ↑19.0% ↑11.7% Transit Systems $193.0M ↑24.5% ↑9.0% Counties […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Releases Revenue Estimate, Projects a Fiscal 2022-23 Ending Balance of $7.85 Billion

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today provided an estimate of revenue available for the 87th Legislature, First Called Session, and now projects 2022-23 revenue available for general-purpose spending to be $123.02 billion. Hegar projects a 2022-23 ending balance in General Revenue-Related (GR-R) funds of $7.85 billion. As state leadership prepares for a special session of the 87th Legislature, Hegar said the estimate is based on surging revenue collections, savings from state agency budget reductions during the […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Releases New Sales Tax Rate Resource for Sellers

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

In response to the growing complexity of local sales and use tax collection and reporting, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that his agency updated its Sales Tax Rate Locator services to help sellers determine their tax responsibility at the time of sale. “This update furthers our customer service-focused efforts to help remote sellers and others easily determine the proper local sales tax rate that should be applied to Texas purchases made online,” Hegar said. “As technology […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.2 Billion in June

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.16 billion in June, 18.1 percent more than in June 2020. Year-over-year increases for most tax revenues this month were affected by base effects: Year-ago revenue collections to which this year’s collections are compared were severely suppressed by the pandemic. Compared to June 2019, sales tax collections were up 10.4 percent. The majority of June sales tax revenue is based on sales made in May […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Certifies 2022-23 State Budget

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his certification of Senate Bill 1, the general appropriations act that was approved by both houses during the recently gaveled regular session of the 87th Texas Legislature. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott. SB 1 appropriates $248.6 billion in total spending for the state’s budget during the 2022-23 biennium. It is certified based on the most recent total revenue projection released in May, which included an upward revision of $3.1 billion […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $908 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $907.6 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 31.5 percent more than in June 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (June 2021) Recipient June 2021 Allocations Change from June 2020 Year-to-date Change Cities    $585.6M ↑32.0% ↑10.6% Transit Systems $193.8M ↑35.5% ↑6.7% […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.4 Billion in May

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.4 billion in May, the highest-ever monthly total and 30.1 percent more than in May 2020. As with April’s results, year-over-year increases for most tax revenues this month and in the coming months will be among the highest in the history of the data series. This is due to base effects: year-ago revenue collections to which this year’s collections are compared were severely suppressed by […]