Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced June 10 he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $690.4 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 11.7% less than in June 2019. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread social distancing requirements were in place across much of the state in April, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in allocations since September 2009. According to comparison reports available on the comptroller's website, Beaumont's sales tax collections for April fell 16.7% from last year, and Jefferson County's fell 4.94% from last year. Beaumont's sales tax total is down 4.74% for the year, while Jefferson County is up 10.75% year-to-date compared to this time last year.
For details on June sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose districts, visit the Comptroller’s Monthly Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports.