Lubbock Sales Tax Collections on the Increase in Latest Comptroller Report

Published 05/14 2014 10:15AM

Updated 05/14 2014 10:20AM

LUBBOCK, TX -- City of Lubbock sales tax collections are up according to the latest report released Wednesday morning by the Texas Comptroller. The comptroller’s office said Lubbock’s collections for April were $5.97 million – an increase of 4.07 percent when compared to April of 2013. Year-to-date, the City of Lubbock’s sales tax collections were more than $22.6 million – an increase of 3.17 percent.

Lubbock County’s collections were up 3.37 percent for April. Statewide the numbers were up 5.6 percent according to the comptroller. Sales tax collections are an important indicator of economic health because they demonstrate consumer activity in local stores.

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