Georgetown rakes in $2.7M in sales tax revenue defying ongoing pandemic

Georgetown saw a 17.28% year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue in August. (Courtesy Pavement)
Georgetown saw a 17.28% year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue in August. (Courtesy Pavement)

Georgetown saw a 17.28% year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue in August. (Courtesy Pavement)

Georgetown saw a 17.28% year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue in August; after what was predicted to be a rough summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city's economy is not only surviving, but thriving, state data shows.

In total, the city brought in about $2.73 million in sales tax revenue, according to data released in October by the Texas State Comptroller's Office.

This is the fourth month in a row in which the city has reported double-digit year-over-year sales tax growth, it said.

City officials initially predicted a decrease in revenue each month from March through July between 7-10%. Instead, the city saw a 1.91% year-over-year revenue increase in March and a 0.69% year-over-year revenue increase in April, even as Williamson County restricted movement with a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.

The city also saw a 11.63% increase in May, a 22.88% increase in June and a 10.75% increase in July, data shows.


Sales tax revenue funds about 8.4% of the city’s budget.

Here is a breakdown.


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