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State Government Finances - October 2010

The Alabama Department of Revenue reports that even though sales tax collections were up year over year, total collections declined less than 1 percent from a year earlier on a three-month moving average.

Alabama Total Tax Revenues
Total revenue
(3mma, $mil)
Y/Y %
change
Sept 10 640.74 –0.54
Aug 10 626.73 –4.42
Sept 09 644.21 –6.48

 

According to data from Florida's Department of Revenue, September was the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year increases in total tax revenues for the state.

Florida Total Tax Revenues
Total revenue
(3mma, $mil)
Y/Y %
change
Sept 10 1,961.31 1.89
Aug 10 2,033.41 2.05
Sept 09 1,932.85 –9.75

 

Data from Georgia's Department of Revenue show that Georgia's total tax collections have been increasing on a year-over-year (three-month moving average) basis for three consecutive months as of September.

Georgia Total Tax Revenues
Total revenue
(3mma, $mil)
Y/Y %
change
Sept 10 1,265.82 7.86
Aug 10 1,249.70 6.72
Sept 09 1,173.55 –14.04

 

Data from Louisiana's Department of Revenue show that the state continues to face the largest year-over-year declines in revenue of any state in the Sixth District.

Louisiana Total Tax Revenues
Total revenue
(3mma, $mil)
Y/Y %
change
Sept 10 565.41 –7.42
Aug 10 584.57 –9.07
Sept 09 610.70 –14.94

According to data from Mississippi's Department of Revenue, total tax revenues increased in September on a year-over-year basis for the first time in 2010.

Mississippi Total Tax Revenues
Total revenue
(3mma, $mil)
Y/Y %
change
Sept 10 489.19 1.83
Aug 10 545.25 –1.35
Sept 09 480.40 –8.42

 

Data from Tennessee's Department of Revenue show that September was the state's second month yielding a year-over-year gain in total tax collections, which were up 4.82 percent from a year earlier.

Tennessee Total Tax Revenues
Total revenue
(3mma, $mil)
Y/Y %
change
Sept 10 860.47 4.82
Aug 10 888.54 1.35
Sept 09 820.94 –5.37

 


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