Tue., July 16, 2013 11:00am (EDT)

Ga. Tax Revenues Up 6%
By Associated Press
Updated: 12 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state's tax revenue through the month of June totaled $17 billion, up 5.9 percent — or nearly $951 million — from the same point in 2012. Increased personal and corporate income taxes help push revenues higher. (GPB File Photo.)
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state's tax revenue through the month of June totaled $17 billion, up 5.9 percent — or nearly $951 million — from the same point in 2012. Increased personal and corporate income taxes help push revenues higher. (GPB File Photo.)
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state's tax revenue through the month of June totaled $17 billion, up 5.9 percent — or nearly $951 million — from the same point in 2012.

Deal said Monday that Georgia's increase in net tax revenue could be attributed to growth in several categories.

Deal says the state collected about $791.5 million in individual income taxes in June, a $10.5 million increase from June of 2012.

The state also collected $156.75 million in corporate income taxes, which is up by $2.75 million from June of 2012.

Deal says the state collected $87 million in motor vehicle fees, which is $58 million higher than last year. The increase is attributed to the newly-established tax that replaced the state's auto sales tax on new car purchases.