(Adds additional tax collection data)
By Robin Respaut
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 U.S. state and local
government tax revenues decreased to $338.2 billion in the
second quarter of 2016, a decline of 0.6 percent versus the same
period a year ago, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau
published on Tuesday.
Property tax collections grew 4.2 percent to $99.4 billion
from $95.4 billion collected in the same quarter of 2015.
The data examines the four largest state and local
government tax categories: property, sales, individual income
and corporate income taxes.
General sales tax revenue remained relatively flat, up 0.3
percent to $100.7 billion from $100.3 billion in the same
quarter of 2015.
Individual income tax collections declined to $119.3
billion, down 3.0 percent from a year ago.
Corporate net income tax revenue declined for a third
straight quarter, to $18.9 billion, down 12.8 percent from a
Total state tax revenue decreased 2.5 percent to $271.0
billion from $277.9 billion in the second quarter of last year.
Most state tax revenue derives from individual income, sales and
To review the census data click on: www.census.gov/govs/qtax
(Reporting by Robin Respaut; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Phil