Revenue Now Growing in Most States; Sales Tax Gains 5.7 Percent in 2nd Quarter

Publication Date: October 2010

Publisher: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Author(s): Lucy Dadayan; Donald J. Boyd

Research Area: Banking and finance; Government

Keywords: Tax Revenue; Sales Tax; Local Taxes

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Most states reported tax revenue gains for the second quarter of 2010, compared to the year-ago period. Revenue growth totaled 2.3 percent, the second consecutive quarter of overall gains driven by legislated tax increases. Early data for later months suggest a fiscal recovery for states is underway — though it's not likely to come quickly.