Georgetown sales tax revenue continues to climb despite COVID-19

Georgetown sales tax revenue continues to climb despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Community Impact staff)
Georgetown sales tax revenue continues to climb despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Community Impact staff)

Georgetown sales tax revenue continues to climb despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Community Impact staff)

Georgetown reported continued sales tax growth in November despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released in January by the Texas State Comptroller's Office.

In the report, the city saw a 14.57% year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue, with about $3.02 million. In the previous months report, Georgetown saw a sales tax revenue increase of 13.11%, data shows.


The coronavirus pandemic first hit in Central Texas in March, which led city officials to fear a negative financial impact as stores closed in April. Sales tax revenue funds about 8.4% of the city of Georgetown’s budget. However, that proved not to be the case; in fact, Georgetown retail spending has exceeded expectations, with year-over-year increases each month in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, data shows.


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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