Biennial Revenue Estimate


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Biennial Revenue Estimate a Closer Look

The Texas Comptroller provides the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) at the beginning of every regular legislative session. The estimate outlines how much state revenue is available for lawmakers to spend on programs for Texans through the 2020-21 biennium.

General Revenue-Related Revenue

State Tax Revenue

  • Motor Vehicle Sales and Rental Taxes: 8.1%
  • Oil Production Tax: 6.1%
  • Franchise Tax: 5%
  • Natural Gas Production Tax: 2.7%
  • Motor Fuel Taxes: 1.7%
  • All Other State Taxes: 10.2%

Other Revenue

  • Fees, Investments and Other Non-Tax Revenue: 11.7%

Sales Taxes: 54.5%

Revenue Available for General Purpose Spending

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General Revenue-Related (GR-R) Tax Collections
​$107.32 In Billions of Dollars
Other GR-R Revenue
Total GR-R Revenue
$121.48 Subtotal
Beginning Balance
Total GR-R Revenue & Fund Balances
​$125.67 Subtotal
Revenue Reserved for Transfers to the Economic Stabilization and State Highway Funds
Amount Needed for Transfer to the Texas Tomorrow Fund*
Total Revenue Available for General-Purpose Spending
​$119.12 Total

*The original, constitutionally guaranteed prepaid tuition program is projected to have a cash shortfall of $211 million in the 2020-2021 biennium. The BRE assumes the shortfall will be paid from general revenue.

Note: Totals may not sum because of rounding.

Annual Sales Tax Collections/All Funds

  • 5.05% Average Annual Change the last 20 years
  • More than 10% change in 2018

Source: Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts