Georgetown continues to bring in sales tax revenue even as pandemic goes on

See how Georgetown sales tax revenue fared in October. (Community Impact staff)
See how Georgetown sales tax revenue fared in October. (Community Impact staff)

See how Georgetown sales tax revenue fared in October. (Community Impact staff)

Georgetown continues to see double-digit sales tax revenue growth year over year even as the coronavirus pandemic goes on, according to data released in December by the Texas State Comptroller's Office.

In November, the city saw a 13.11% year-over-year increase in sales tax revenue, with about $3.06 million.

In the previous month's report, Georgetown saw its highest sales tax revenue year-over-year increase, at 32.65%, data shows.

In late March, when the coronavirus pandemic first began in Central Texas, city officials feared that the closing of stores in April would negatively impact its sales tax revenue, which funds about 8.4% of the city’s budget.

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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