NewsPublic Affairs / November 9, 2015

Indiana Fell Short Of Revenue Target In October

Through a third of the current fiscal year, Indiana is about $61 million below target, which is about 6 percent off the mark. Indiana, state revenue2015-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Indiana Fell Short Of Revenue Target In October

In October, Indiana faced the first significant revenue shortfall this fiscal year.

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Updated Nov. 10, 10:20 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana last month faced the first significant revenue shortfall this fiscal year, collecting  $64 million less than expected.

A processing error shifted more than $86 million in tax revenue collected in September to October’s balance sheets.  After accounting for that shift, the state fell short of its target revenue by nearly 6 percent last month. 

Through a third of the current fiscal year, that puts Indiana about $61 million below the target of $4.57 billion, or 1.3%.

The biggest losses in October came in sales tax and corporate income tax collections, which were off by about $27 million and $35 million, respectively.  Corporate taxes in particular fell short, 107 percent below projections.  The State Budget Agency says higher corporate refunds contributed to that shortfall.  Indiana will release a new revenue forecast next month.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said Indiana was 6% below its revenue target for the fiscal year. It should have said revenue is down 1.3% for the fiscal year.

 

 

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