The city of Tyler's sales tax rate from net payments has increased by 9.26 percent compared to this time last year, according to figures provided by the State Comptroller's Office.
The sales tax figures reflect revenue from sales made in July, Comptroller Susan Combs said in a press release.
"We are encouraged by the positive trend that seems to have developed in recent months," City Manager Mark McDaniel said on Wednesday. The city will not have details about the sectors these sales taxes came from for another three weeks, he said.
Ms. Combs announced Wednesday in a press release that that state sales tax revenue in August was $2.39 billion, up 2.1 percent compared to August 2012.
"The latest monthly gains were led by sectors such as construction and the restaurant industry," Combs said in the release. "For the recently ended fiscal year, state sales tax revenue totaled $25.8 billion, an increase of 7.2 percent from fiscal 2012. Both business and consumer spending contributed to the gains for the year," she said.