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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September 10, 2012

Two months into the 2012-13 Fiscal Year, revenue collections tell a story of an expanding economy, albeit one that is growing more slowly than expected as we start off the new fiscal year.

August 8, 2012

Pennsylvania General Fund collections in July totaled $1.84 billion, the largest amount of tax collected in July since before the recession.

July 6, 2012

After a less than stellar May, General Fund tax collections bounced back strongly in June — exceeding estimate by $170 million, or 6.5%. Counting the dollars the state had in the bank, Pennsylvania actually started the new fiscal year with a $400 million fund balance.

June 15, 2012

An updated revenue estimate from the Independent Fiscal Office shows that the state will take in $626 million more in 2011-12 and 2012-13 than the Corbett administration anticipated in February.

May 9, 2012

After lackluster collections in the first half of the 2011-12 fiscal year, big revenue months March and April surged past estimates, narrowing the state’s revenue shortfall for the fiscal year.

May 4, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released its revenue estimate, predicting a smaller revenue shortfall for the current year and more robust revenue collections for 2012-13.

April 6, 2012

Pennsylvania tax collections came in better than expected in March, lowering the total revenue shortfall for the 2011-12 Fiscal Year. This should be welcome news as lawmakers move closer to negotiating a 2012-13 state budget.

March 9, 2012

After months of falling short of targets, Pennsylvania's General Fund tax collections edged past the monthly estimate in February by $16 million, or about 1%. The good showing was driven largely by higher-than-expected personal income tax collections. Corporate tax collections continued to trail estimates.

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