On Wednesday, State Budget Director Dan Haug released the updated numbers for net general revenue collections. Figures for 2019 fiscal year-to-date increased 2.1 percent compared to May 2018, from $8.53 billion last year to $8.71 billion this year.
Though, May alone did not put up the same figures as last year. Collections for May 2019 decreased 5.7 percent compared to those for May 2018, from $729.5 million last year to $688.2 million this year.
Revenue figures lagged behind projections at the beginning of the year. Net general revenue collections for 2019 fiscal year-to-date were down 4.3 percent compared to March 2018, which was an improvement from the 7 percent year-to-date decrease for January.
Roughly 340 complaints have been made by Missourians waiting for their tax refund from the state, Missourinet reports. Under Missouri law, the Department of Revenue must issue refunds within 45 days of receiving the tax information.
GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE
Individual income tax collections
- Decreased 1.3 percent for the year, from $7.09 billion last year to $7.00 billion this year
- Decreased 14.5 percent for the month
Sales and use tax collections
- Increased 3.3 percent for the year, from $2.00 billion last year to $2.06 billion this year
- Increased 7.3 percent for the month
Corporate income and corporate franchise tax collections
- Increased 17.4 percent for the year, from $380.4 million last year to $446.6 million this year
- Decreased 52.2 percent for the month
All other collections
- Increased 0.2 percent for the year, from $432.4 million last year to $433.4 million this year
- Decreased 24.6 percent for the month
- Decreased 9.9 percent for the year, from $1.36 billion last year to $1.23 billion this year.
- Decreased 29.4 percent for the month
The figures included in the monthly general revenue report represent a snapshot in time and can vary widely based on a multitude of factors.
Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at firstname.lastname@example.org.