Texas Collects a Record $3.4 Billion in Sales Taxes in April

May 3, 2021, 5:30 PM

Texas state sales-tax collections totaled $3.4 billion in April, a record high monthly total and 31.4% more than April 2020, according to a Monday statement from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar.

  • Year-over-year increase for most tax revenue this month and in the coming month are expected to be among the highest on record, the statement said
    • This is due to base effects, as year-ago revenue collections were suppressed by the pandemic
    • Nonetheless, this month’s sales-tax collections were notably strong; compared to April 2019, they were up 19.2%
    • “Collections from all major sectors other than mining and construction rose significantly, led...

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