by Max Brantley
September Net Available General Revenues total $522.8 million, $28.2 million or 5.7 percent above last year and $16.3 million or 3.2 percent above forecast.Here's the full report.
September results were boosted by gains in all major categories of collections.
* Individual Income tax was 7.3% above year ago levels and 4.0 percent above forecast.
* Corporate income was 13.9 percent above year ago and 12.3 percent above forecast.
* Sales and Use tax was 5.0 percent above year ago and 0.7 percent above forecast.
* Gains in the two economic-related revenue lines of Sales tax and Payroll Withholding were in-line with projections and encouraging for the state economy in the absence of any unusual collection factors.