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California Revenue Exceeds Estimates

Tuesday, May 15, 2018  
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State Controller Betty T. Yee reported that California collected more tax revenue during the month of April than in any previous month of the 2017-18 fiscal year so far. Moreover, total April revenues of $18.03 billion were higher than estimates in the governor’s FY 2018-19 proposed budget by 5.3 percent.

For the first 10 months of the 2017-18 fiscal year that began in July, total revenues of $107.13 billion are $4.72 billion above estimates in the enacted budget and $3.82 billion higher than January’s revised fiscal year-to-date predictions. Total fiscal year-to-date revenues are $10.25 billion higher than for the same period in FY 2016-17.

For April, personal income tax (PIT) receipts of $14.17 billion were $715.9 million, or 5.3 percent, higher than estimated in January. For the fiscal year, PIT receipts are $2.58 billion higher than anticipated in the proposed budget. Traditionally, April is the state’s peak month of PIT collection.

For the fiscal year to date, total corporation tax receipts are 13.5 percent above assumptions released in January while sales tax receipts are in line with the proposed budget’s expectations.

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