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Business Tax Revenues Drive Surplus with Continued Abnormal Behavior

4 Oct 2018

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Business tax revenues, propelled higher by certain unusual trends, continued to overperform in September, which is the largest revenue month in the new fiscal year thus far. Business tax extension revenues continued to be well above normal, suggesting more or larger businesses are delaying their final business tax filings. Revenue from estimated payments, which are due for many businesses in September, grew at a steadier pace relative to prior years, and revenue from final business tax returns remained lower. Other tax revenues were a mixed bag in September and during the year thus far, with business taxes accounting for nearly all the revenue surplus over the budget plan in the first quarter.