May sales tax data shows city of Humble closing gap from coronavirus

The city of Humble's May sales tax revenue took an 8% hit year over year amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Humble's May sales tax revenue took an 8% hit year over year amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Humble's May sales tax revenue took an 8% hit year over year amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Humble's sales tax revenue is slowly rebounding from the early months of coronavirus pandemic, although the May sales tax data is below what it was in May 2019, Humble City Manager Jason Stuebe said.

"Only in 2020 would anyone be excited that their negative numbers are improving," he said.


According to the most recent sales tax data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office, the city of Humble earned about $965,322 in May, $81,588 less than May 2019. Year-to-date, the city of Humble has collected $627,364 less in 2020 than in 2019, from $5.32 million in 2019 to $4.69 million this year.

"All things considered, I think that's showing the resilience of the marketplace," he said. "Now ,how long does this sustain itself? What if we have another pull back? Who knows? But I would classify it as favorable."

May sales tax was 7.79% lower than last year's May data. Last month, April sales tax revenue was 24% lower than in April 2019.

By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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