DATA: Sales tax revenue increases in Keller and Roanoke, decreases in Fort Worth

In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, sales tax revenue increased from May 2019 to May 2020 in Keller and Roanoke. (Courtesy Fotolia)
In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, sales tax revenue increased from May 2019 to May 2020 in Keller and Roanoke. (Courtesy Fotolia)

In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, sales tax revenue increased from May 2019 to May 2020 in Keller and Roanoke. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Retailers and restaurants across Texas were allowed to reopen May 1 with a 25% capacity cap as part of Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to reopen the state's economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

The change in restrictions may have had the intended economic effect, according to the latest sales tax data from the Texas comptroller’s office. In the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth area, sales tax revenue increased from May 2019 to May 2020 in Keller and Roanoke.

The city of Keller saw the largest year-over-year increase at 29.67%. Sales tax revenue for Keller totaled $1.13 million in May 2020 compared to $870,686.96 in May of 2019. Through May of this year, the city has collected $7.15 million in sales tax revenue, a 12.47% increase from the previous year.

The city of Roanoke saw an increase of 8.93% in sales tax collections in May.

Sales tax revenue for the city totaled $1.4 million in May compared to $1.25 million during the same time last year. Thus far in 2020, the city has collected $9.96 million, an increase of 5.19% from the previous year.


Meanwhile, sales tax revenue continues to decline in the city of Fort Worth. Revenue decreased 3.27% in May 2020 to $12.53 million. Sales tax revenue for the city was down 13.53% in April and has decreased 0.92% from the previous year.

Through the month of May, the city of Fort Worth has collected $94.52 million compared to $95.41 million at this same time last year.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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