AUSTIN – The Office of the State Comptroller reported this week that state sales tax revenue in April totaled $2.38 billion, up 3 percent from April 2015.
“Growth in sales tax revenue was led by remittances from the retail trade and construction sectors,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “As expected, receipts from oil-and-gas-related sectors continued to fall due to the ongoing decline in drilling activity.”
Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in April 2016 is down 0.8 percent compared with a year ago.
The amount of revenue collected from motor vehicle sales and rental taxes was down 31.9 percent. Revenue from oil and natural gas production taxes was down 36.1 percent.
Meanwhile, revenue from motor fuel taxes was up 3.2 percent.
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