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.