Georgetown July sales tax revenue rises 10.75% year over year despite pandemic

Georgetown has managed to maintain a positive trend in sales tax revenue, increasing by double-digit percentages each month since May. (Courtesy Pexels)
Georgetown has managed to maintain a positive trend in sales tax revenue, increasing by double-digit percentages each month since May. (Courtesy Pexels)

Georgetown has managed to maintain a positive trend in sales tax revenue, increasing by double-digit percentages each month since May. (Courtesy Pexels)

Georgetown saw a 10.75% year-over-year increase in July sales tax revenue despite the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released in September by the Texas State Comptroller's Office.

The city raked in about $2.8 million in sales tax revenue as compared to $2.53 million in July 2019, data shows.

Georgetown has managed to maintain a positive trend in sales tax revenue, increasing by double-digit percentages each month since May. In April, when Williamson County was restricted by a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, Georgetown still generated sales tax revenue in the green, increasing by 0.69% year over year.

The city saw its highest year-over-year jump for the year in June, reporting a 22.88% increase.

City officials previously predicted a decrease in year-over-year sales tax revenue, which funds about 8.4% of the city’s budget, but that did not prove to be the case.


Here is a breakdown.
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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