October sales tax allocations suggest continued rebound for Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth

Payments received from the comptroller's office this month by Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth will all be up by double-digit percentages from October 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Payments received from the comptroller's office this month by Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth will all be up by double-digit percentages from October 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Payments received from the comptroller's office this month by Keller, Roanoke and Fort Worth will all be up by double-digit percentages from October 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)

In a sign that many local businesses are bouncing back from pandemic-induced challenges, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Oct. 6 that his office will be sending $906.6 million in local sales tax allocations to the state’s local governing bodies this month.

That represents a 20.6% increase from the monthly allocation in October 2020. Allocations made in October are based on sales made in August by businesses that report taxes monthly.

The statewide trend holds true locally, also.

According to the comptroller’s office, Keller will collect a payment of nearly $1.2 million this October, a 19.6% increase from the payment it received in October 2020. For the year, the nearly $11.7 million Keller has collected from sales tax is up 11.87% from a year prior at this point.

Roanoke will receive a payment of $1.6 million, which represents a 14.9% increase from the sales tax revenue it took in October 2020. For the year, the $16.7 million the city has collected is up 16.4% from 2020.


Finally, Fort Worth is set to receive $15.5 million—up 18.4% from October 2020. The city has collected $155 million so far in 2020, up 13.4% from 2020.
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.


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