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April 2013 Collections

For Immediate Release:  May 13, 2013

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PROVIDES ANALYSIS
OF APRIL 2013 COLLECTIONS

NASHVILLE - April 2013 collections of the Tennessee Department of Revenue were $1,515,527,903, an increase of $129,113,690 or 9.3 percent from April 2012 collections.

Sales and use tax collections totaled $613,603,724, a decrease of $4,305,821 or 0.7 percent from April 2012 collections.

Collections from the retail trade group decreased 0.5 percent. Items with significant changes include:

  • Eating & drinks places: up 3.5 percent
  • Miscellaneous retail stores: up 2.2 percent
  • Building materials: down 15.2 percent
  • Motor vehicle dealers and service stations: down 0.5 percent (with a 1.3 percent decrease in the new, used motor vehicle sub-category item)

Collections from the service group increased 0.4 percent from April 2012. The gain was led by amusement and recreation services (19.8 percent). Somewhat offsetting the gain was a loss in automotive repair, services &parking services (7.6 percent).

Collections from the non-retail, non-services group decreased 2.5 percent led by losses in wholesale trade (5.3 percent) and communications (4.6 per cent).

Consumer use tax collections were $284,166, a decrease of $287,031 or 50.3 percent from April 2012.

Franchise and excise tax collections were $472,079,534, an increase of $94,180,392 or 24.9 percent compared to the collection in April 2012. Separately, franchise tax collections were $170,847,324, an increase of $39,927,779 or 30.5 percent from last April. Excise tax collections were $301,232,210, an increase of $54,252,613 or 22.0 percent from April 2012.

Income tax collections were $221,380,974, an increase of $72,729,048 or 48.9 percent compared to April 2012.

Privilege tax collections were $26,635,721, an increase of $7,667,169 or 40.4 percent compared to April 2012.

Gasoline tax collections were $54,182,496, an increase of $5,607,166 or 11.5 percent compared to April 2012.

Tobacco tax collections were $26,161,489, an increase of $3,468,207 or 15.3 percent compared to April 2012.

Motor vehicle registration tax collections were $29,894,852, an increase of $1,109,680 or 3.9 percent compared to April 2012.

Inheritance, gift & estate tax collections were $5,196,565, a decrease of $49,708,782 or 90.5 percent compared to April 2012.

TVA - In Lieu of tax collections were $27,297,241, a decrease of $1,364,651 or 4.8 percent compared to April 2012.

Motor vehicle fuel tax collections were $15,176,231, a decrease of $1,151,018 or 7.1 percent compared to April 2012.

The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws established by the legislature and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. The Department of Revenue collects approximately 87 percent of total state tax revenue. During the 2012 fiscal year, the department collected $11.4 billion in state taxes and fees. In addition to collecting state taxes, the Department of Revenue collects taxes for local, county and municipal governments. During the 2012 fiscal year, local government collections by the Department of Revenue were $2.2 billion. In collecting taxes, the department enforces the revenue laws fairly and impartially in an effort to encourage voluntary taxpayer compliance. The department also apportions revenue collections for distribution to the various state funds and local units of government. To learn more about the department, log on to www.TN.gov/revenue.

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