DATA: Georgetown’s May sales tax revenue defies projections

Georgetown’s May sales tax revenue defied projections. (Courtesy Pexels)
Georgetown’s May sales tax revenue defied projections. (Courtesy Pexels)

Georgetown’s May sales tax revenue defied projections. (Courtesy Pexels)

After being closed for the month of April, Georgetown reopened nonessential businesses to varying degrees in May, bringing a stalled economy back to life.

According to data released July 8 by the Texas comptroller of public accounts, Georgetown saw an 11.64% increase in sales tax revenue generated in May. City officials had initially projected to see an 8% decrease in May.


The total revenue generated was $2,592,904, per the report. In May 2019, sales tax revenue was $2,322,611.

Georgetown also saw a year-over-year increase in April despite the city being shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Data showed the city had a 0.69% increase in sales year over year. City officials had projected an 8% decrease in April as well.


By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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