Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Partners with Texas Lawmakers to Promote Financial Literacy Month

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is partnering with members of the Texas Legislature to help give young Texans the knowledge and skills they need to make better-informed personal financial decisions in saving, spending, borrowing and planning. The partnership is in concert with nationwide Financial Literacy Month, which began April 1. “The events of the past 12 months have only highlighted the need to promote financial literacy at an early age,” Hegar said. “As the school year winds down, […]

Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 24-26

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

With the potential for severe weather approaching, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, which begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 26. “While we can’t know when the next flood, tornado or hurricane may strike, we can make sure our families, homes and businesses have the supplies they need to face […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $677 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 $677.3 million in local sales tax allocations for April, 3.5 percent less than in April 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in February by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (April 2021) Recipient April 2021 Allocations Change from April 2020 Year-to-date Change Cities    $436.0M ↓2.7% ↑1.1% Transit Systems $145.7M ↓5.9% ↓3.4% Counties $40.0M […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $2.6 Billion in March

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar certifies the Texas budget for the 2018–19 biennium.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.63 billion in March, 2.4 percent less than in March 2020. This amount, however, includes some revenue remitted in March that in normal circumstances would have been received by the state in February. The majority of March sales tax revenue is based on sales made in February and remitted to the agency in March. This year, however, the Feb. 22 due date for state taxes and […]

Texas Businesses: April 15 is Deadline for Property Tax Renditions

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds business owners that for many property types, April 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. Different deadlines apply for certain regulated property. A rendition is a list of the taxable inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery, equipment and other property owned or managed as of Jan. 1 each year. The appraisal district may use the information to set property values. A rendition allows property […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Releases Update to A Field Guide to the Taxes of Texas

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

The Texas Comptroller’s office recently released an update to A Field Guide to the Taxes of Texas (PDF), a periodic report providing an overview of Texas’ major state taxes. Every year, the state collects billions in state taxes and fees, federal receipts and other sources of revenue. These funds are used to pay for all of the responsibilities of state government, including the education of more than 5 million public school students and the provision of health insurance […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $763 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 $762.5 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 0.5 percent less than in March 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.   LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (March 2021) Recipient March 2021 Allocations Change from March 2020 Year-to-date Change Cities    $491.7M ↑1.5% ↑2.2% Transit Systems $164.4M ↓5.6% ↓2.7% Counties […]

Comptroller’s Office Secures Temporary Waiver of Restrictions to Help with Diesel Fuel Supply

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that, in partnership with Gov. Greg Abbott, the Comptroller’s office has lifted state restrictions on the use of dyed diesel fuel for vehicles on Texas roadways and suspended requirements to pay the state motor fuels tax on dyed diesel. Hegar also announced that the Comptroller’s office has secured a temporary waiver from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to waive penalties and help clear the way for off-road diesel fuel to be used by […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1.05 Billion 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 $1.05 billion in local sales tax allocations for February, 0.7 percent more than in February 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly; October, November and December sales by quarterly filers; and 2020 sales by businesses that report tax annually. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Feb. 2021) Recipient Feb. 2021Allocations Change […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.1 Billion in January

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.07 billion in January, 0.3 percent less than in January 2020. The majority of January sales tax revenue is based on sales made in December and remitted to the agency in January. “The slight decline in total sales tax revenue masks starkly contrasting results among economic sectors, with strong gains in collections from retail trade offset by continued deep declines in collections from recreational services […]