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April 2010 Collections

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2010

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PROVIDES ANALYSIS
OF APRIL 2010 COLLECTIONS

NASHVILLE - April 2010 collections of the Tennessee Department of Revenue were $1,243,034,733, an increase of $27,156,028 or 2.2 percent from April 2009 collections.

Sales and use tax collections totaled $548,753,693, an increase of $29,195,541 or 5.6 percent from April 2009 collections.

Collections from the retail trade group increased 7.0 percent. Items with significant changes include:

  • Motor vehicle dealers and service stations: up 23.9 percent (with a 28.2 percent increase in the new, used motor vehicle sub-category item)
  • Miscellaneous retail stores: up 6.1 percent
  • Eating & drinking places: up 3.8 percent
  • Apparel & accessory stores: up 11.3 percent
  • Furniture stores: up 10.3 percent
  • General merchandise stores: up 2.0 percent

Collections from the service group increased 4.1 percent from April 2009. The biggest contributor to the increase was automotive repair services (7.9 percent).

Collections from the non-retail, non-services group increased 0.4 percent led by gains in wholesale trade (15.1 percent) and manufacturing (6.6 percent). These gains were largely offset by loses in transportation (47.2 percent) and communications (3.5 percent).

Consumer use tax collections were $250,359, an increase of $132,830 or 113.0 percent from April 2009.

Franchise and excise tax collections were $360,545,477, an increase of $29,318,956 or 8.9 percent compared to the collection in April 2009. Separately, franchise tax collections were $121,652,156, a decrease of $335,515 or 0.3 percent from last April. Excise tax collections were $238,893,320, an increase of $29,654,471 or 14.2 percent from April 2009.

Motor vehicle registration tax collections were $30,444,105, an increase of $4,903,021 or 19.2 percent compared to April 2009 collections.

Tobacco tax collections were $21,805,372, an increase of $3,202,573 or 17.2 percent compared to April 2009.

TVA in-lieu of tax collections were $26,498,172, an increase of $2,483,736 or 10.3 percent compared to April 2009 collections.

Income tax collections were $139,616,791, a decrease of $40,829,774 or 22.6 percent compared to April 2009.

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 2009-2010 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 2009-2010 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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