Lubbock sales tax revenue this month up 10% over 2019 - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock sales tax revenue this month up 10% over 2019

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Among the state's top 20 largest cities, Lubbock has the second-greatest percentage increase in the sales tax revenue payment received this month compared to 2019. The payment of $7,583,994.15 is 10.72 percent greater than the August 2019 payment. Mayor Dan Pope said sales tax is the most significant driver of the city's general fund.

This payment is based on sales made in June at businesses that report tax monthly and sales made in April, May and June at businesses that report tax quarterly. Comptroller Glenn Hegar's office reports social distancing requirements statewide were more relaxed in June than in previous months.

The City of Lubbock's YTD allocation of $51,554,760.42 is up 3.06 percent over 2019's year-to-date revenue.

Statewide the total money sent to local governments is up 3.6 percent compared to 2019.

McKinney has the largest increase in this month's payment compared to 2019, of the top 20 largest cities, up 15.71 percent. Midland is down 20.96 percent, Odessa down 32.17 percent.

Sales tax revenue does include online sales. Mayor Pope asked everyone to not forget about local businesses, especially now. He said many of these businesses are the ones that sponsor children's teams or provide items for online auctions. While it can be simple to click online, the mayor said it's important to rely on local retailers. 

Lubbock County's sales tax revenue payment this month is $2,755,843.12, which is up 13.73 percent over the payment a year ago. Lubbock County's sales tax revenue through this year is $18,298,030.37, which is up 4.53 percent over the 2019 YTD payment. Search by county here.

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