Sales tax revenue remains strong for Amarillo

Sales tax collections for the City of Amarillo (COA) for April (which reflects February sales) increased 5.72 percent – which marks the ninth-straight monthly increase. The increase resulted in the highest sales tax total in city history for the month of April – eclipsing April 2019.

The city received $51,198.58 in single local rate collections (at a rate of 1.75 percent) or $2.92 million in taxable sales for remote sellers. This is a 76 percent increase compared to remote seller collections in April 2020. COA sales tax collections are up 4.57 percent compared to last year. 

“Sales tax is a primary indicator of economic performance, because the totals show how people are spending money on goods and services,” said COA Assistant City Manager Laura Storrs. “Sales tax revenue in Amarillo has been consistently strong for months, and this is a great sign for the Amarillo community.”

The Amarillo economy continues to perform impressively compared to the overall state of Texas sales tax totals, which decreased 2.4 percent.

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