April Revenue Target Missed — Budget Hole $3 Billion Worse

Making it almost certain the state won’t reach its April revenue projections, net income tax collections for April 29, after subtracting refunds, was $184 million.

The Employment Development Department reported receiving $58 million in quarterly withholding payments.

With one day left in the month, income tax collections are nearly $7.4 billion — still  $3.1 billion short of the $10.5 billion estimated in the budget proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in January..

Bank and corporations taxes are also below estimates. The Franchise Tax Board reports collecting $1.4 billion through April 29 — $500 million below the expected revenue of $1.9 billion.

Every dollar below the revenue target worsens the state’s already $18.8 billion budget shortfall.

If the collections trend continues, that hole may deepen by some $3 billion.


Filed under: Budget and Economy


  1. Look for the union label …

    Comment by Iben Watchen You — 4.30.2010 @ 4:36 pm

  2. And the Governator wants us to vote for his idiotic $11 billion water bond and add another $800 million a year to the drain on the General Fund.

    Comment by Sam Rivers — 5.03.2010 @ 1:57 pm

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