Multiple Houston suburbs see tax revenue decrease from August sales

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October’s statewide sales tax revenue increased by 1.6 percent year-over-year to $660.4 million, but thanks to Hurricane Harvey, several Greater Houston-area cities bucked the trend, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Sales tax revenue distributed in October is based on August sales made by businesses that report tax revenue monthly.

Numerous Greater Houston-area businesses closed temporarily when Harvey hit the region in late August. See how these suburbs fared:

Additionally, the city of Houston also saw its sales tax revenue decrease from $48.3 million to $46.5 million—a decrease of 4 percent—from October 2016 to October 2017.

Additional data for cities and taxing entities can be found in the comptroller’s monthly report.

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Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.

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