NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s tax collections have fallen short of projections in the first month of the budget year.
Finance Commissioner Mark Emkes said in a release Friday that the weak revenues reflect a slow economic recovery on the national level.
The state’s total general fund collections for August were $660 million, or about $6 million less than budgeted. The August collections reflect economic activity in the previous month.
Sales taxes grew by just 1.1 percent during the month to $569 million, or nearly $16 million below expectations. But corporate franchise and excise taxes beat projections by $5 million.