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Enrollment is Open for Texas Tuition Promise Fund® 

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds families that enrollment in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2022. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the chance to prepay a child’s future higher education at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices, excluding medical and dental institutions. “This is the perfect time to think about a Texas Tuition Promise Fund […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Announces Revenue for Fiscal 2021, August State Sales Tax Collections

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released totals for fiscal 2021 state revenues, in addition to announcing monthly state revenues for August. General Revenue-related revenue for fiscal 2021 totaled $60.5 billion, up 6.2 percent from fiscal 2020. All Funds tax collections were $61.47 billion, up 7.1 percent from fiscal 2020. Sales tax revenue was $36 billion, up 5.6 percent from fiscal 2020. Motor vehicle sales and rental tax revenue was $5.73 billion, up 19.0 percent from […]

Fiscal Notes: New Measures to Help Taxpayers; Update on the Texas Bullion Depository

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas taxpayers who disagree with a state tax assessment or are denied a refund could find it easier to take their arguments to court under measures advocated by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and approved by the 87th Legislature. In the just-released August edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office looks at these taxpayer-friendly laws. Prior to this legislation, the law required taxpayers to pay disputed taxes before they could have their day in court, unless they could prove […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Reminds Texans with Disabilities that August is “ABLE to Save” Month

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

August is “ABLE to Save” Month, and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is promoting awareness of the program that helps provide financial security for Texans with disabilities. The Texas Achieving a Better Life Experience (Texas ABLE®) Program is the state’s savings program for Texans with disabilities. It was established by federal and state legislation and is administered by the Comptroller’s office. Texas ABLE is open to eligible Texans who experience the onset of a disability before the […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1.07 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 $1.07 billion in local sales tax allocations for August, 17.4 percent more than in August 2020. These allocations are based on sales made in June by businesses that report tax monthly and on sales made in April, May and June by quarterly filers. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Aug. 2021) Recipient Aug. 2021 Allocations Change from Aug. 2020 […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.4 Billion in July

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.39 billion in July, 13.5 percent more than in July 2020. The majority of July sales tax revenue is based on sales made in June and remitted to the agency in July. “July state sales tax collections again strongly surpassed both year-ago and pre-pandemic levels, with continued vigorous growth from non-retail sectors,” Hegar said. “The sharpest increase from a year ago was in receipts from […]

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 […]