Comptroller releases sales tax figures; tax free holiday announced

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013.

“Sales tax revenues continue to grow at a moderate pace,” Combs said. “The increase was led by remittances from the wholesale trade, services, and restaurant sectors. Fiscal year-todate collections have now grown by 5.2 percent.”

Combs will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts their July local sales tax allocations totaling $602.5 million, up 4.2 percent compared to July 2013.

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 8 to 10

Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 – 10.

The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend.

“Families gearing up for the new school year will not pay any sales tax for many back-to-school items ranging from pens to blue jeans,” Combs said. “When the back-toschool list is long and the money is short, it can be difficult for Texas families. We hope this tax break will help ease that burden.”

Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptroller’s website at

This year, shoppers will save an estimated $82.7 million in state and local sales taxes during the Sales Tax Holiday.

The tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999.


Comparison Summary – July 2014

Atascosa Net Payment Comparable Pmnt. Percent 2014 Payments 2013 Payments Percent
Co. Cities This Period Prior Year Change To Date To Date Change
Charlotte $37,184.77 29,775.92 24.88% 305,117.16 192,462.81 58.53%
Jourdanton $104,493.72 91,236.06 14.53% 700,179.24 591,007.64 18.47%
Lytle $38,882.06 66,495.72 -41.52% 509,112.27 492,255.67 3.42%
Pleasanton $469,146.42 607,990.12 -22.83% 4,176,508.65 3,383,700.46 23.43%
Poteet $26,301.30 24,996.16 5.22% 198,900.12 173,012.36 14.96%
Cities Total $676,008.27 820,493.98 -17.60% 5,889,817.44 4,832,438.94 21.88%

July rebate allocations include taxes collected on May sales and reported to the Comptroller in June by businesses filing monthly reports.

Statistics supplied by Comptroller of Public Accounts, State of Texas


Comparison Summary – July 2014

Net Payment Comparable Pmnt. Percent 2014 Payments 2013 Payments Percent
County This Period Prior Year Change To Date To Date Change
Atascosa $709,592.19 682,625.81 3.95% 5,059,478.22 4,501,547.67 12.39%
Bee $199,555.06 180,143.44 10.77% 1,190,359.99 1,226,666.71 -2.95%
Frio $218,590.79 147,158.92 48.54% 1,479,045.89 981,366.45 50.71%
Karnes $797,345.02 827,612.19 -3.65% 5,219,176.96 5,636,081.61 -7.39%
Medina $109,196.57 102,622.04 6.40% 850,134.16 734,454.91 15.75%

Statistics supplied by State Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Pleasanton Express Graphic

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