By Derrick DePledge
The state Department of Taxation reported Friday that state tax collections are up 9.9 percent through May, eleven months into the fiscal year.
The collections are higher than the 6.7 percent revenue growth projected by the state Council on Revenues for fiscal year 2013, which ends in June.
General excise and use taxes are up 9.7 percent. Hotel-room taxes are up 13.4 percent. Individual income taxes are up 13.9 percent.