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State’s May Revenue Collections Below Forecast

Individual income tax collections were 22 percent lower than expected for the month of May.

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Revenue generated from income taxes was below expected levels for the month of May.

Indiana did not collect as much revenue as predicted in May, due in part to individual income tax collections that came in well below expectations. But the state is still ahead of projections overall.

The state’s revenue collections last month were nearly 7 percent below the most recent forecast. While sales tax collections in May were better than expected, individual income tax collections were off by more than 22 percent.

The State Budget Agency says the sharp decline in income taxes is due in part to a timing issue – and that income tax collections for the entire fiscal year, which ends this month, are still more than four percent above expectations.

As Indiana heads into the final month of the fiscal year, the state’s overall revenue collections are still ahead of its most recent projections by more than $64 million.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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