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September 2013 Collections

For Immediate Release: October 15, 2013

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PROVIDES ANALYSIS
OF SEPTEMBER 2013 COLLECTIONS

NASHVILLE - September 2013 collections of the Tennessee Department of Revenue were $1,072,005,621, a decrease of $6,105,435 or 0.6 percent from September 2012 collections.

Sales and use tax collections totaled $590,714,853, an increase of $19,959,477 or 3.5 percent from September 2012 collections.

Collections from the retail trade group increased 4.8 percent. Items with significant changes include:

  • Motor vehicle dealers and service stations: up 8.3 percent (with a 7.8 percent increase in the
    new, used motor vehicle sub-category item)
  • General merchandise stores: up 3.3 percent
  • Miscellaneous retail stores: up 4.4 percent
  • Food stores: up 4.6 percent
  • Eating & drinking places: up 2.9 percent

Collections from the service group increased 3.2 percent from September 2012 led by gains in business
services (9.1 percent) and hotel and lodging places (7.7 percent).

Collections from the non-retail, non-services group decreased 2.6 percent led by losses in wholesale
trade (3.2 percent) and manufacturing (4.5 per cent).

Consumer use tax collections were $297,448, an increase of $12,538 or 4.4 percent from September
2012.

Franchise and excise tax collections were $277,084,270, a decrease of $32,060,047 or 10.4 percent
compared to the collection in September 2012.

Inheritance, gift & estate collections were $12,150,834, an increase of $4,777,506 or 64.8 percent
compared to September 2012.

Motor vehicle fuel tax collections were $13,825,133, an increase of $2,749,682 or 24.8 percent compared to September 2012.

TVA – In Lieu of tax collections were $34,051,180, a decrease of $1,698,508 or 4.8 percent compared to September 2012.

Tobacco tax collections were $21,595,435, a decrease of $1,130,729 or 5.0 percent compared to September 2012.

Privilege tax collections were $19,676,705, a decrease of $999,522 or 4.8 percent compared to September 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 2013 fiscal year, the department collected $11.7 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 2013 fiscal year, local government collections by the Department of Revenue exceeded $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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