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Kansas tax collections $81M more than expected in September

October 1, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it collected $81 million more in taxes than expected in September to extend its streak of better-than-anticipated figures to 16 months in a row.

It is the longest streak of better-than-expected collections in at least 50 years. An AP spreadsheet compiled from monthly reports shows the state hasn’t seen such a streak since at least February 1968.

The Kansas Department of Revenue reported Monday that tax collections were $696 million last month. The state’s official forecast had predicted $615 million.

The monthly surplus was 13.2 percent.

Since the current fiscal year began in July, tax collections have run $99 million ahead of expectations for a 6.2 percent surplus. The state also ended its last fiscal year on June 30 with better-than-expected tax collections.

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