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BRASILIA, May 25 (Reuters) - Brazil's federal tax collection rose 2.27 percent in April from the same month a year ago after being adjusted for inflation, the country's tax agency said on Thursday.
In April, the country collected 118.047 billion reais ($36.04 billion) in federal taxes. Economists had forecast 116 billion reais in revenues, according to the median of 10 estimates in a Reuters poll. ($1 = 3.2750 reais) (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Tom Brown)