(AUSTIN) *Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $679.9 million in local sales tax allocations for July, 9 percent more than in July 2016. These allocations are based on sales made in May by businesses that report tax monthly.
The cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Midland and Odessa saw noticeable increases in sales tax allocations, Hegar said.
*LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (July 2017)* *Recipient* *July 2017*
* Allocations* *Change from*
* July 2016* *Year-to-date*
$439.8M 8.0% 3.2% *Counties* $41.3M 14.0% 3.5% Transit Systems $153.8M 7.9% 3.9% *Special Purpose Taxing Districts* $45.1M 20.1% 12.1% Total *$679.9M* *9.0%* *3.9%*