Sales tax allocations for Metro Houston’s 10 most populous cities (including League City, Texas City, and Galveston in Galveston County) totaled $956.7 million in 2018, $59.3 million above the previous record set in 2015.

The Texas state sales and use tax rate is 6.25 percent, but local taxing jurisdictions (cities, counties, special-purpose districts and transit authorities) also may impose sales and use tax up to 2 percent for a total maximum combined rate of 8.25 percent.