Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced state sales tax revenue totaled $2.57 billion in September, 6.1 percent less than in September 2019. In his press release, Hegar noted that the COVID-19 pandemic and low price of crude oil continue to affect the Texas economy and sales tax revenue. Comparing trends, Hegar stated, “As was the case the last month, state sales tax receipts from all major sectors, other than retail trade, were down compared with the same month last year, with the steepest declines in the oil and gas-related sectors.” Total sales tax revenue for the three months ending in September 2020 was down 2.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

Texas collected the following revenue from other major taxes:

  • Motor vehicle sales and rental taxes — $454 million, up 4.3 percent from September 2019;
  • Motor fuel taxes — $294 million, down 9.7 percent from September 2019;
  • Oil production tax — $227 million, down 31.9 percent from September 2019;
  • Natural gas production tax — $71 million, down 28.1 percent from September 2019;
  • Hotel occupancy tax — $34 million, down 36.9 percent from September 2019; and
  • Alcoholic beverage taxes — $78 million, down 33.7 percent from September 2019.

For details on all monthly collections, visit the Comptroller’s Monthly State Revenue Watch.