1st-quarter state tax collections in Texas reach $15.2 billion, 3rd highest in U.S.

State tax revenues in Texas was the third-highest in the U.S., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Texas brought in $15.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019.

The data excludes property tax revenues, which were unavailable; but includes general sales and gross receipts taxes, which totaled $8.5 billion and license fees, which totaled, $861 million. There is no individual income tax in Texas.

The numbers also exclude taxes levied by local governments, which in some cases determine property tax levels, according to the bureau.

The Census Bureau defines “state government” as the executive, legislative and judicial branches, and agencies, panels and public bodies that are somewhat autonomous from the state.

Nationwide, state tax collections rose 2 percent during the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2018. State revenues totaled $256.4 billion in the first three months of 2019, compared to $251.4 in the first quarter of 2018, the bureau reports.

2019 Q1 State Government Tax Collections

Rank State Property Taxes (in Thousands of $) General Sales and Gross Receipts Taxes (in Thousands of $) License Taxes (in Thousands of $) Individual Income Taxes (in Thousands of $) Other Taxes (in Thousands of $) Total Taxes (in Thousands of $)
1 California $779,979 $11,600,179 $3,039,119 $24,746,257 $18,331 $47,152,367
2 New York N/A $3,651,567 $457,961 $15,557,322 $988,177 $24,940,846
3 Texas N/A $8,463,263 $861,186 N/A $1,329,298 $15,216,903
4 Pennsylvania $916 $2,748,884 $923,970 $3,274,005 $369,180 $11,310,654
5 Florida $0 $7,196,500 $767,458 N/A $594,370 $11,162,700
6 Illinois $14,314 $2,712,255 $726,047 $4,264,567 $125,662 $10,173,561
7 New Jersey $0 $2,443,589 $375,504 $3,781,220 $252,918 $8,869,991
8 Washington $1,601,909 $3,985,156 $442,903 N/A $419,879 $7,552,946
9 Massachusetts $65 $1,636,270 $269,001 $3,681,948 $172,240 $7,248,598
10 Ohio N/A $3,001,523 $810,997 $1,796,136 $18,997 $7,095,258
11 North Carolina N/A $2,009,307 $575,041 $3,097,849 $18,286 $6,731,847
12 Michigan $55,900 $1,947,035 $571,571 $2,227,133 $76,555 $6,412,612
13 Minnesota $7,484 $1,428,753 $407,124 $2,600,797 $125,974 $6,213,619
14 Virginia -$3,142 $1,099,300 $238,084 $3,469,015 $120,638 $5,658,366
15 Maryland $28,207 $1,158,346 $191,877 $2,447,253 $137,406 $5,372,973
16 Georgia $211,652 $1,545,676 $167,031 $2,540,774 $40,004 $5,323,849
17 Connecticut N/A $1,042,718 $102,035 $2,031,718 $65,587 $4,689,245
18 Indiana $2,711 $1,930,700 $184,583 $1,179,300 $289 $4,176,452
19 Wisconsin $34,688 $1,332,121 $290,098 $1,681,012 $20,583 $4,057,379
20 Arizona $238,956 $1,842,743 $134,768 $1,149,599 $4,840 $3,890,790
21 Tennessee N/A $2,339,870 $345,568 $14,846 $67,166 $3,831,497
22 Colorado N/A $818,962 $195,208 $1,725,566 $48,140 $3,316,814
23 Missouri $25,557 $949,551 $167,915 $1,455,153 $8,980 $3,023,666
24 Kentucky $143,498 $928,182 $223,500 $1,005,227 $47,263 $2,991,313
25 Alabama $186,629 $763,376 $221,058 $1,034,041 $24,440 $2,866,732
26 Louisiana $13,287 $948,501 $30,465 $719,578 $120,429 $2,604,897
27 Oregon $4,322 N/A $277,076 $1,906,564 $31,636 $2,587,747
28 Nevada $80,441 $1,346,187 $181,981 N/A $208,754 $2,481,359
29 Iowa $311 $822,281 $262,717 $1,012,422 $20,300 $2,473,953
30 Kansas $443,257 $792,606 $135,506 $720,919 $12,546 $2,448,553
31 Oklahoma N/A $739,750 $201,370 $741,706 $322,321 $2,401,559
32 Washington, D.C. $1,022,954 $339,419 $65,580 $538,796 $127,036 $2,358,732
33 Arkansas $120,934 $863,274 $97,123 $618,602 $32,694 $2,129,501
34 South Carolina $4,511 $819,974 $72,951 $666,465 $108,362 $2,051,757
35 Hawaii N/A $985,806 $84,694 $524,087 $24,990 $1,978,185
36 Utah N/A $706,721 $75,876 $863,249 $10,037 $1,912,193
37 New Mexico $46,973 $713,657 $96,621 $435,514 $344,586 $1,858,415
38 Mississippi $26,328 $880,587 $103,802 $362,426 $10,962 $1,830,348
39 Nebraska $27 $484,249 $58,040 $506,734 $4,787 $1,294,400
40 West Virginia $1,714 $329,008 $39,620 $443,389 $114,527 $1,293,848
41 Delaware N/A N/A $530,109 $460,864 $33,329 $1,209,720
42 North Dakota $3,885 $238,330 $55,481 $100,778 $507,079 $1,056,846
43 Idaho N/A $441,172 $109,379 $271,566 $3,996 $989,300
44 New Hampshire $366,675 N/A $99,752 $20,109 $28,827 $956,502
45 Maine $6,438 $351,468 $84,439 $292,619 $10,599 $907,803
46 Rhode Island $621 $254,914 $32,976 $255,100 $16,252 $777,178
47 Montana $32,200 N/A $117,593 $294,912 $47,840 $646,809
48 Vermont $775 $106,039 $36,880 $162,918 $9,352 $541,985
49 Wyoming 31,752 $190,075 $54,496 N/A $169,604 $495,288
50 South Dakota N/A $265,531 $70,845 N/A $806 $465,936
51 Alaska -$525 N/A $32,463 N/A $226,025 $339,883

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (excludes corporate income taxes)

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