Texas Comptroller

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1 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 districts $1.04 billion in local sales tax allocations for September, 13.1 percent more than in September 2021. These allocations are based on sales made in July by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (Sept. 2022) Recipient Sept. 2022 Allocations Change from Sept. 2021 Year-to-date Change Cities    $665.7M ↑11.8% ↑15.0% Transit Systems $223.5M ↑12.3% ↑16.3% Counties $62.4M […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.9 Billion in July

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.88 billion in July, 14.7 percent more than in July 2021, and the highest monthly collections on record. 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 showed continued vigorous growth from non-retail sectors,” Hegar said. “The sharpest increase from a year ago was once again in […]

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 5-7

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. 5-7. 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 dates of the sales tax holiday and list of tax-exempt items are set by the […]

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Newborn Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas families have through July 31 to enroll their newborns at 2021-22 prices in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program. Newborns are children younger than 1 year of age at the time of enrollment. * “It is never too early for Texas families to consider enrolling their newborns in this program,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “With Texans grappling with inflation and an uncertain economy, purchasing tuition units today allows families to […]

Comptroller Raises Revenue Estimate by Nearly $14 Billion

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today revised the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) upward, increasing his November estimate of General Revenue-related (GR-R) funds available for certification by $13.75 billion. In a July 14 letter to state leadership, Hegar said the state will have $149.07 billion in GR-R funds available for general-purpose spending for the 2022-23 biennium, resulting in a projected fiscal 2023 ending balance of $26.95 billion, an increase of $14.95 billion from the November projected balance. […]

Texas Comptroller Creates New Government Affairs and Programs Division; Appoints Nikki Cobb as Director

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced the creation of the Government Affairs and Programs Division and the appointment of Nikki Cobb as its first director. In this capacity, Cobb will manage the Broadband Development Office (BDO), Legislative Affairs, Natural Resources Program, Opioid Abatement Fund Council (OAFC) and State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). This new division aims to streamline collaboration across multiple levels of government and private sector partners. Cobb has led the Comptroller’s legislative efforts as director of Legislative Affairs since joining the […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Expresses Concerns to Congress About New Federal Broadband Grant Rules

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has alerted the Texas Congressional Delegation about his concerns regarding the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program issued on May 13 by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Hegar is calling on the Texas Delegation to contact NTIA and request it reconsider the technology restrictions it has placed on the program. “Texas is excited to work on closing the digital divide […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1 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 $1.01 billion in local sales tax allocations for June, 11.6 percent more than in June 2021. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (June 2022) Recipient June 2022 Allocations Change from June 2021 Year-to-date Change Cities   $647.1M ↑10.5% ↑16.8% Transit Systems $216.9M ↑12.0% ↑18.9% Counties $59.4M […]

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.8 Billion in April

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.83 billion in April, 12.8 percent more than in April 2021. The majority of April sales tax revenue is based on sales made in March and remitted to the agency in April. “State sales tax collections reached a new high for the month of April, with double-digit growth reflecting both inflation and continued expansion in real economic activity and employment,” Hegar said. “The strongest […]

Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 23-25

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

As we enter severe weather season, 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 23, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 25. “Whether it’s fires, freezing temperatures or tornadoes, severe weather conditions can strike at any time, so it is important that families, homes and businesses have the supplies they need to […]