June Tax Receipts Still Looking Up
June income tax collections from the Franchise Tax Board are running $200 million over projections through June 21.
The board reports receiving $3.9 billion in income tax payments and $174 million in refund requests.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget, unveiled in May, expected $3.6 billion to be collected by the board in June, less $291 million in refunds.
June has become the second largest revenue collection month for the state – almost as big as April.
That’s because the September estimated tax payment was eliminated in 2009 and the second quarter – payable June 15 – was bumped up from 30 percent of what’s expected to be owed for taxes to 40 percent.
Overall, Brown’s budget expects a net total of $6.9 billion in income tax payments this June. Of the $6.7 billion, $3.1 billion is the money employers withhold from employee paychecks. That’s sent to the Employment Development Department.
The remaining $3.6 billion is collected by the tax board.
June is also a big month for bank and corporations collections.
Through June 21, corporate tax collections are running slightly ahead of estimates.
The governor’s Department of Finance expects $2 billion in corporate taxes less $67 million in refunds for a net of roughly $1.9 billion.
So far, more than $2 billion in taxes have been paid and $42 million in refund requests filed.
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