Sep 11, 2012 at 7:16 am
ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - Minnesota's revenue is doing better than expected in the new budget year after August tax collections beat expectations.
Minnesota Management and Budget said Monday that the state took in $41 million, or 3.5 percent, more than anticipated in August, as individual income taxes and sales taxes came in well above projections.
The August revenue puts the state $31 million, or 1.4 percent, ahead of projections for the fiscal year that started in July. That's after July tax collections came in below expectations.
The numbers don't give a full picture of the state's budget, because they don't reflect spending. A more detailed report on revenues is due in October, followed by a full budget forecast in November.
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