Franchise tax collections ahead of projectionsFranchise tax collections ahead of projectionshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=134212016-06-03T05:00:00Z2016-06-03T17:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN – Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said yesterday that state franchise tax revenue for fiscal 2016 is well above the Certification Revenue Estimate projections made last fall, while state sales tax revenue in May totaled $2.41 billion, down 7.1 percent from May 2015.

"The comparison in sales tax revenue to the previous year is unfavorable because May 2015 collections were abnormally strong,“ Hegar said. “In fact, May 2015 saw the second-highest monthly collections in Texas history. The decline is largely due to continued drops in collections from oil- and natural gas-related sectors, reflecting the continued contraction in drilling activity.“

Hegar also said that state franchise tax revenue for fiscal 2016 totaled $3.7 billion through May, ahead of earlier projections included in the Certification Revenue Estimate. This amount is lower than franchise tax revenues collected during the same period last fiscal year due to permanent tax rate cuts enacted during the 2015 legislative session.

Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in May 2016 is down 1.0 percent from the same period a year ago. Sales tax revenue is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 56 percent of all tax collections. 

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