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June 2009 Collections

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2009

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PROVIDES ANALYSIS
OF JUNE 2009 COLLECTIONS

NASHVILLE - June 2009 collections of the Tennessee Department of Revenue were $1,088,117,699, a decrease of $104,257,558 or 8.7 percent from June 2008 collections.

Sales and use tax collections totaled $518,219,188, a decrease of $53,815,588 or 9.4 percent from June 2008 collections.

Collections from the retail trade group decreased 9.9 percent. Items with significant changes include:

  • Motor vehicle dealers and service stations: down 18.5 percent (with a 21.1 percent decline in the new, used motor vehicle sub-category item)
  • Building materials: down 18.7 percent
  • General merchandise stores: down 7.0 percent
  • Miscellaneous stores: down 9.9 percent
  • Furniture & home furnishings stores: down 14.6 percent
  • Eating & drinking places: down 2.2 percent

Collections from the service group decreased 13.8 percent from June 2008. The biggest contributors to the decline were business services (25.5 percent), automotive repair, service & parking (10.2 percent) and hotel and lodging places (10.7 percent). Amusement and recreation services experienced a gain (26.8 percent) to offset some of the service group loss.

Collections from the non-retail, non-services group decreased 7.6 percent led by losses in wholesale trade (26.4 percent), manufacturing (30.7 percent), communications (12.3 percent) and construction (35.3 percent). Partially offsetting these losses was a gain in transportation (343.8 percent).

Consumer use collections were $196,587, a decrease of $150,117 (43.3 percent) from June 2008.

Franchise and excise tax collections were $237,569,502, a decrease of $39,581,498 or 14.3 percent when compared to June 2008. Separately, franchise tax collections were $98,384,547, a drop of $129,963 or 0.1 percent from last June. Excise tax collections were $139,184,954, a decrease of $39,451,535 or 22.1 percent from June 2008.

Business tax collections were $111,977,478, a decrease of $5,891,471 or 5.0 percent compared to June 2008.

Motor vehicle registration tax collections were $20,470,094, a decrease of $4,197,455 or 17.0 percent compared to June 2008.

Inheritance, estate and gift tax collections were $5,142,011, a decrease of $3,134,659 or 37.9 percent compared to June 2008.

Privilege tax collections were $49,992,337, a decrease of $2,748,710 or 5.2 percent compared to June 2008 collections.

Income tax collections were $2,065,493, a decrease of $1,175,069 or 36.3 percent compared to June 2008.

Tobacco tax collections were $31,920,133, an increase of $3,650,319 or 12.9 percent compared to June 2008.

TVA in-lieu of tax collections were $24,014,435, an increase of $2,002,816 or 9.1 percent compared to June 2008 collections.

Gasoline collections were $57,742,162, an increase of $1,748,084 or 3.31percent compared to June 2008.

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 92 percent of total state tax revenue. During the 2008-2009 fiscal year, the department collected $10.2 billion in state taxes and fees. In addition to collecting state taxes, $1.9 billion of local sales tax was collected by the department for local governments during the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Besides 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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