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June 2013 Collections

For Immediate Release:  July 15, 2013

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PROVIDES ANALYSIS
OF JUNE 2013 COLLECTIONS

NASHVILLE - June 2013 collections of the Tennessee Department of Revenue were $1,186,256,158, a decrease of $21,472,213 or 1.8 percent from June 2012 collections.

Sales and use tax collections totaled $596,579,750, an increase of $6,963,410 or 1.2 percent from June 2012 collections.

Collections from the retail trade group increased 1.9 percent. Items with significant changes include:

  • Eating & drinking places: up 5.7 percent
  • Building materials: up 7.2 percent
  • Miscellaneous retail stores: up 4.0 percent
  • Food stores: up 3.5 percent
  • Motor vehicle dealers and service stations: up 1.1 percent (with a 0.9 percent decrease in the new, used motor vehicle sub-category item)
  • General merchandise stores: down 5.0 percent

Collections from the service group decreased 0.5 percent from June 2012. Collections from the non-retail, non-services group decreased 4.1 percent led by losses in communications (4.9 per cent), construction (39.0 percent), and manufacturing (5.2 percent).

Consumer use tax collections were $221,452, a decrease of $87,664 or 28.4 percent from June 2012.

Franchise and excise tax collections were $341,230,272, a decrease of $33,125,068 or 8.9 percent compared to the collection in June 2012.

Tobacco tax collections were $25,440,720, an increase of $2,588,964 or 11.3 percent compared to June 2012.

Business tax collections were $13,133,827, an increase of $2,457,835 or 23.0 percent compared to June 2012.

Motor vehicle fuel tax collections were $14,218,994, an increase of $1,715,619 or 13.7 percent compared to June 2012.

Privilege tax collections were $58,816,134, a decrease of $1,374,549 or 2.3 percent compared to June 2012.

TVA - In Lieu of tax collections were $27,297,241, a decrease of $1,364,651 or 4.8 percent compared to June 2012.

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 87 percent of total state tax revenue. During the 2012 fiscal year, the department collected $11.4 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 2012 fiscal year, local government collections by the Department of Revenue were $2.2 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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