Revenue Tracker

The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center produces a variety of reports, policy briefs, and other publications on state budget and tax policy, health care policy, education policy, poverty and public welfare, the economy, and several related issues. Below is an archive of all PBPC publications to date.

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May 2, 2013

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released its preliminary estimates for 2013-14 state revenues on May 1, coming in more than $500 million less than revenue estimates included in the Governor’s February budget proposal. That could make budget choices more difficult in the months ahead.

Updated: May 2, 2013

Pennsylvania General Fund revenue collections came in $32 million above projections for April, putting the fiscal year-to-date surplus at $67, a scant 0.3% over official budget estimates.

April 3, 2013

Pennsylvania tax collections in March fell short of estimate by nearly $100 million (or 2.3%) — in what is typically the commonwealth’s biggest month for tax collections. 

March 4, 2013

While February is the smallest revenue month of the year, the shortfall is a concern as we head into the two most important months for revenue collections – March and April.

February 12, 2013

Pennsylvania revenue collections fell slightly short of estimate in January, with sales tax coming in substantially off the mark. Year-over-year collections are up, but that growth is likely to shrink in the second half of 2012-13, as significant business tax cuts kick in.

January 4, 2013

With a strong December showing, the commonwealth now has a General Fund revenue surplus of $171 million (1.4% above estimate) for the first half of the 2012-13 fiscal year, double the Corbett administration’s revised estimate for the entire fiscal year.

December 13, 2012

Pennsylvania General Fund revenue collections are slightly ahead of official estimates through November. This is good news going into budget planning season for 2013-14, but challenges, including additional planned business tax cuts, loom.

November 5, 2012

Four months into the 2012-13 fiscal year, Pennsylvania’s General Fund tax collections are more than $400 million ahead of receipts at this point last year and outpacing Corbett administration year-to-date estimates.

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