Kansas saw its tax collections fall short of
expectations in November, but not by much.
The Department of Revenue issued preliminary figures Tuesday
showing that the state collected $384 million in taxes during the
month. That's $783,000 less than forecast, but the difference is
just two-tenths of 1 percent.
It was the first report since state officials and university
economists issued a new financial forecast on Nov. 2, and a
significant shortfall in tax collections would complicate budgeting
for Gov.-elect Sam Brownback and legislators.
The state has collected $2.15 billion in taxes since the current
fiscal year began July 1, again only $783,000 short of
In November, individual income tax collections were slightly
higher than forecast, and retail sales tax collections were
slightly lower than expected.