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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
July-Aug 2018: GE Tax Collections up 0.4%
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News Release from DoTax, Sep 12, 2018

Two months into fiscal year (FY) 2019, the cumulative general fund tax deposits are up by 0.8% compared with the same period in FY 2018.

General excise and use tax (GET) collections, the largest single category of tax collections, were $294.0 million in August. For FY 2019, cumulative collections of the GET are up by 0.4% from last fiscal year.

Individual income tax (IIT) collections were $179.2 million in August. Cumulative collections of the IIT are up by 10.3% from last fiscal year.

Transient accommodations tax (TAT) collections were $53.3 million in August. Cumulative collections of the TAT are up by 13.2% from last fiscal year.

(Dollars in Thousands)
  Aug-18 2018-2019 2017-2018 AMOUNT % CHANGE
GE/Use Taxes $293,965 $598,484 $596,062 2,422 0.40%
Income Tax – Corp. 7,161 -16,739 16,007 -32,746     **
Decl. Est. Taxes 6,418 14,711 16,652    
Payment w/returns* 845 -11,737 4,433    
Refunds -102 -19,713 -5,078    
Income Tax – Ind. 179,238 367,766 333,295 34,472 10.30%
Decl. Est. Taxes 8,346 25,190 71,482    
Payment w/returns 5,528 12,187 11,387    
WH Tax on Wages 169,883 366,111 320,548    
Refunds -4,518 -35,721 -70,123    
Special Fund 0 0 0    
Trans. Accom. Tax 53,346 109,901 97,057 12,845 13.20%
Convention Ctr. Enterprise Fund -1,375 -2,750 -4,417    
Tourism Special Fund -6,583 -13,167 -13,667    
Turtle Bay Conservation Fund -125 -250 -250    
Land & Development  Fund -250 -500 -500    
County Fund -8,583 -17,167 -15,500    
Mass Transit Fund -5,116 -10,324 0    
SUB-TOTAL 31,314 65,744 62,723 3,021  
All Others 40,712 82,207 80,307 1,900 2.40%
TOTAL GENERAL FUND $552,391 $1,097,462 $1,088,394 $9,068 0.80%
Note:  General Fund allocations are in bold print.
* The negative amount is due to tax refunds, which exceeds tax collections

**The percentages are anomalies that, if reported, would be misleading or not meaningful.



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