DATA: Pflugerville, Hutto see double-digit sales tax boost in May; Round Rock experiences minor dip

The city of Round Rock's sales tax figures decreased by 1.46% in May 2020 as compared to May 2019. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
The city of Round Rock's sales tax figures decreased by 1.46% in May 2020 as compared to May 2019. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

The city of Round Rock's sales tax figures decreased by 1.46% in May 2020 as compared to May 2019. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)

Pflugerville and Hutto's May 2020 sales tax revenue totals jumped by 17.56% and 36%, respectively, as compared to May 2019 figures, according to data released by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts July 8. The city of Round Rock's sales tax figures decreased by 1.46% in May 2020 as compared to May 2019.

Round Rock's year-to-date sales tax collections were up by 1.66% from January-May 2020, at $50.23 million thus far in 2020, as compared to the $49.40 million collected from January-May 2019.


Pflugerville's year-to-date figures increased by 14.58%, from $8.98 million in January-May 2019 to $10.29 million in January-May 2020.


Meanwhile in Hutto, the city's revenue jumped by 27.31% during the same time frame, per state data.

By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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