Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $824.1 million in local sales tax allocations for May, 5 percent less than in May 2019. These allocations are based on sales made in March by businesses that report tax monthly, and sales made in January, February and March by quarterly filers. Widespread social distancing requirements were not in place across much of the state until late March, meaning the impact of those measures affected only a portion of allocations for this month. The agency expects next month’s allocations, based on April sales, will show steeper declines compared to a year ago. Comptroller Hegar announced earlier this month that April 2020 sales tax revenue totaled 9.3% less than in April 2019, the steepest decline since January 2010.