NewsPublic Affairs / February 9, 2018

January Revenues Tick Up, Still Behind State Budget Plan

January Revenues Tick Up, Still Behind State Budget PlanJust over halfway through the year, total tax collections for Indiana are about $40 million behind the state's budget plan.tax revenue, state budget2018-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
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January Revenues Tick Up, Still Behind State Budget Plan

A little more than halfway through the year, total tax collections for Indiana are about $40 million - or 0.5 percent - behind the state's budget plan.

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

Indiana tax revenues surged ahead of the state’s revised, more pessimistic expectations in January. Yet seven months into the current fiscal year, total collections are still below target for the state budget approved last year by lawmakers.

Analysts delivered a new, less promising fiscal outlook in mid-December. Based on those projections, January revenues swelled, boosted by positive collections of sales and individual income taxes.

Corporate income taxes failed to reach even the more pessimistic marks in January, but state fiscal analysts say that’s because of recent federal tax changes. The state reports about $50 million were shifted from corporate to individual income tax pools in January.

A little more than halfway through the year, total tax collections for Indiana are about $40 million – or 0.5 percent – behind the state’s budget plan.

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