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September 2010 Collections

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2010

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PROVIDES ANALYSIS
OF SEPTEMBER 2010 COLLECTIONS

NASHVILLE - September 2010 collections of the Tennessee Department of Revenue were $977,472,880, an increase of $56,584,871 or 6.1 percent from September 2009 collections.

Sales and use tax collections totaled $512,311,556, an increase of $10,779,747 or 2.2 percent from September 2009 collections.

Collections from the retail trade group decreased 2.4 percent. Items with significant changes include:

  • Eating & drinking places: up 2.0 percent
  • Furniture, home furnishing & equipment: down 14.6 percent
  • Miscellaneous retail stores: down 6.4 percent
  • Motor vehicle dealers and service stations: down 3.5 percent (with a 10.1 percent decrease in the new, used motor vehicle sub-category item)
  • Food stores: down 2.6 percent

Collections from the service group increased 7.5 percent from September 2009. The biggest contributors to the increase were automotive repair, service & parking services (12.5 percent) and other services (36.5 percent).

Collections from the non-retail, non-services group increased 6.1 percent led by gains in wholesale trade (13.8 percent) and electric, gas & sanitary services (15.9 percent).

Consumer use tax collections were $193,440, a decrease of $285,939 or 59.6 percent from September 2009.

Flood relief tax rebate was $45,670 for September 2010 for taxpayers affected.

Franchise and excise tax collections were $269,503,473, an increase of $25,294,218 or 10.4 percent compared to the collection in September 2009. Separately, franchise tax collections were $73,711,316, a decrease of $29,754,164 or 28.8 percent from last September. Excise tax collections were $195,792,157, an increase of $55,048,381 or 39.1 percent from September 2009.

Business tax collections were $11,151,507, an increase of $8,098,356 or 265.3 percent compared to September 2009.

Gasoline tax collections were $57,038,933, an increase of $7,476,951 or 15.1 percent compared to September 2009 collections.

TVA in-lieu of tax collections were $33,676,145, an increase of $4,762,832 or 16.5 percent compared to September 2009 collections.

Inheritance, gift & estate tax collections were $8,076,590, an increase of $3,421,376 or 73.5 percent compared to September 2009.

Motor vehicle fuel tax collections were $11,878,216, an increase of $1,661,692 or 16.3 percent compared to September 2009 collections.

Tobacco tax collections were $23,562,255, a decrease of $4,965,675 or 17.4 percent compared to September 2009.

Motor vehicle registration tax collections were $18,800,878, a decrease of $1,292,398 or 6.4 percent compared to September 2009 collections.

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 91 percent of total state tax revenue. During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the department collected $10.1 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 2009-2010 fiscal year, local government collections by the Department of Revenue exceeded $1.9 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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