Kansas says it collected $8.2 million more in taxes than anticipated in August.
The state Department of Revenue reported Friday that Kansas took in more than $460 million in tax revenues when its official projection was $452 million. The surplus was 1.8 percent.
It’s similar to what happened in July. Since the state’s current budget year began July 1, its total tax collections of $914 million were about $16 million ahead of expectations. That’s also a 1.8 percent surplus over two months.
Tax collections are running more than 7 percent ahead of the previous fiscal year’s collections. Lawmakers enacted an income tax increase over Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto to help balance the budget.
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Revenue Secretary Sam Williams said it’s too early to tell whether economic growth is boosting revenues.