Comptroller delivers sales tax payments

Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander delivered $207.8 million in monthly sales tax payments to 1,114 Texas cities and 121 counties, a 0.5 percent increase compared to the $206.6 million paid in January 2001. January’s sales tax rebates include local sales taxes collected in November and reported to the Comptroller in December. The state’s share of sales tax collected during this period was $1.1billion, up 0.2 percent compared to a year ago. Comptroller Rylander sent January sales tax rebates of $190.9 million to Texas cities, up 0.3 percent compared to January 2001. Texas counties received January sales tax rebates of $16.8 million, up 3.2 percent compared to one year ago. Another $7.6 million went to 65 special-purpose taxing districts around the state. Texas’ six metropolitan transit authorities and two city transit systems received $70.4 million in sales tax rebates. For details of January sales tax payments to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, locate the Monthly Sales and Use Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Report on the Comptroller’s Web site at www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/allocsum/compsum.html. The Comptroller’s next sales tax allocation will be made on Friday, Feb. 15.

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