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Good Sales Tax News In Texas


In a recent news release, the San Marcos Herald reported “more good sales tax news.” In the report, State Comptroller Susan Combs states that “Monthly sales tax revenue has now increased for 17 consecutive months.” This means good news for local communities. When other communities are still screaming for more revenue, a number of Texas towns are experiencing “…increased business spending during the year” as well as growth in restaurant and retail sectors.

According to the report, “sales tax revenue was also up by 11.9 percent compared to August a year ago” and “sales tax allocation figures… were up 10 percent compared to September 2010.” The allocations for September to local communities reflect July 2011 sales tax income.

Texas state sales tax is currently 6.25% (.0625). Total combined taxes with local jurisdictions cannot exceed 8.25%. Local taxing districts include county, city, transit and special purpose districts. For more details on what each jurisdiction is allowed for sales tax, check out the taxrates.com Texas page.


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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”