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05/01/2019

​Revenue Department Releases April 2019 Collections

Harrisburg, Pa. — Pennsylvania collected $4.4 billion in General Fund revenue in April, which was $464.7 million, or 11.8 percent, more than anticipated, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell reported today. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $29.2 billion, which is $828.2 million, or 2.9 percent, above estimate.

Since the start of the 2018-19 fiscal year, overall tax revenue is $1.8 billion, or 6.9 percent, more than was collected in the same period of the last fiscal year.

Sales tax receipts totaled $974.9 million for April, $43.2 million above estimate. Year-to-date sales tax collections total $9.2 billion, which is $273.9 million, or 3.1 percent, more than anticipated.

Personal income tax (PIT) revenue in April was $2.5 billion, $330.5 million above estimate. This brings year-to-date PIT collections to $11.9 billion, which is $40.6 million, or 0.3 percent, below estimate.

April corporation tax revenue of $386 million was $89.7 million above estimate. Year-to-date corporation tax collections total $4.6 billion, which is $543.3 million, or 13.5 percent, above estimate.

Inheritance tax revenue for the month was $93.3 million, $6.2 million below estimate, bringing the year-to-date total to $855.3 million, which is $24.2 million, or 2.7 percent, below estimate.

Realty transfer tax revenue was $49.9 million for April, $6.1 million above estimate, bringing the fiscal-year total to $433.4 million, which is $21.2 million, or 4.7 percent, less than anticipated.

Other General Fund tax revenue, including cigarette, malt beverage, liquor and gaming taxes, totaled $148.8 million for the month, $0.3 million below estimate and bringing the year-to-date total to $1.4 billion, which is $0.9 million, or 0.1 percent, above estimate.

Non-tax revenue totaled $240.4 million for the month, $1.7 million above estimate, bringing the year-to-date total to $768.7 million, which is $96 million, or 14.3 percent, above estimate.

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $322.4 million for the month, $63.6 million above estimate. Fiscal year-to-date collections for the fund — which include the commonly known gas and diesel taxes, as well as other license, fine and fee revenues — total $2.3 billion, which is $55.8 million, or 2.4 percent, below estimate.

Media contact: Jeffrey Johnson, 717-787-6960

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