Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced state sales tax revenue totaled $3.01 billion in December, 4.8 percent more than in December 2018. Total sales tax revenue for October, November, and December 2019 was up 6.0 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Sales tax is the largest source of state funding for the state budget, accounting for 57 percent of all tax collections.

In December 2019, Texas collected the following revenue from other major taxes:

  • Motor vehicle sales and rental taxes — $427.3 million, up 7.9 percent from December 2018;
  • Motor fuel taxes — $310.7 million, down 1.1 percent from December 2018;
  • Natural gas production taxes — $114.0 million, down 33.8 percent from December 2018; and
  • Oil production taxes — $362.5 million, up 18.3 percent from December 2018.

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