City of Tyler sales tax sees growth from 2013

Published on Thursday, 7 August 2014 00:14 - Written by Staff and Wire Reports

The city of Tyler has seen recent sales tax growth.

According to the Texas Comptroller’s Office, Tyler saw a 1.7 percent jump — from $3.47 million to $3.53 million — in its sales tax allocation this month compared to August 2013.

This month’s allocation represents activity that took place in June.

Year to date, Tyler has seen a 9.2 percent increase compared to the same time period last year.

Statewide, August sales tax allocations for cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts total $706.9 million, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to August 2013, according to a news release from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.