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State’s sales tax collections falter

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Last edited 12:35 p.m., Oct. 4, 2018

Despite an increase in September, Missouri’s net general revenue collections are down in fiscal 2019 compared with the prior year.

Through September, collections from sales taxes came to $2.17 billion, down from $2.24 billion at the same time in fiscal 2018, according to a news release. The state’s fiscal year starts in July.

Fiscal 2019 gross collections, through September, by tax type:
    •    Individual income tax collections dropped 2.8 percent to $1.6 billion compared with fiscal 2018.
    •    Sales and use tax collections totaled $547.9 million, a 2.3 percent increase.
    •    Corporate income and franchise tax collections increased 1.9 percent to $109.6 million.
    •    All other collections were down 1.6 percent to $110.3 million.
    •    Refunds rose 32 percent to $167.3 million.

During the month of September, collections were $895.2 million, up 2.3 percent from the same month a year earlier, according to the release.

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