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April tax collections down more than $1 billion from last year

Created: 05/17/2014 11:43 AM WNYT.com
By: Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's tax collections in April were down more than $1 billion compared to the same month a year ago.
    
The 17 percent reduction was announced Friday in a report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
    
The main cause of the decline was a reduction in personal income tax collected.
    
A number of states across the country experienced a similar reduction as federal tax uncertainties prompted some taxpayers to cash in investments in 2012. That led to greater than expected revenues last year - and big drops this year.
    
Another report issued Friday showed that New York state ended its fiscal year at the end of March with $526 million more in its general fund than expected.

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