For the second month in a row, the city of Fulshear will collect about 30% more in sales tax than the previous year.
The city of Fulshear will collect $298,622.14 in sales tax revenue in July, a 31% increase compared to what the city collected July 2019, according to figures released by the Texas comptroller of public accounts in early July.
The sales tax revenue cities will collect in July is based on sales that occurred in May. On May 1, Texas began its phased economic reopening plan related to the coronavirus pandemic.
June sales tax numbers for Fulshear—reflecting sales that occurred in April—showed a 29.8% increase compared to what the city collected in June 2019.
Wes Vela, Fulshear’s chief financial officer, said in an July 9 email he was once again "pleasantly surprised" by the numbers and remains cautiously optimistic for the future. Other cities in Fort Bend County, such as Katy and Sugar Land, did not see year-over-year increases in their sales tax payments.
“I remain cautiously optimistic about our projections for the months ahead and will budget accordingly,” Vela said.