Taxes and Revenue:
Where the Money Comes From
Where does Texas find the money to fund the things we all use — from our state agencies and public schools to police and fire departments, state universities, libraries, highway projects and much, much more?
The money comes from a number of sources. The Texas Comptroller’s office collects more than 60 separate taxes, fees and assessments, including local sales taxes collected on behalf of more than 1,400 cities, counties and other local governments around the state.
Sources of Revenue: A History of State Taxes and Fees in Texas is a quick guide to the history and current status of Texas state revenue sources from 1972 to the present.
Our state revenue search tool provides access to state revenue data by fiscal year for a number of major state agencies.
A monthly snapshot of state revenue collections is shown by month of collection and type of revenue source. You can also download data dating back to fiscal 2007. More…
Visualizing Revenue and Trends
Our newly designed data visualization resources give you an easy to understand look at the sources of state government revenue. We offer an unprecedented array of data, and give you the tools you need to drill down to the specific information you need and see trends in action.