VA Tax Collections Increase By 3 Percent In March | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

VA Tax Collections Increase By 3 Percent In March

Play associated audio

By BOB LEWIS AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia revenue collections increased in March, a modest break from months of dismal news about the state's bleak finances.

General fund revenues increased by 3 percent last month over March of 2009, thanks largely to strong collections in income tax payments. Taxes withheld from paychecks and salaries was up 18.2 percent for the month.

That's important because income tax withholding accounts for nearly two-thirds of all general tax collections.

Sales taxes, reflecting retail receipts from February, were down about 6 percent, but that also accounts for snowstorms that paralyzed Virginia and much of the mid-Atlantic region.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Wounded Bull-Runner: 'If You Run Long Enough, You Get Gored'

Bill Hillmann, a writer from Chicago, contributed to the book Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona. He was gored at this year's running of the bulls in that city, but says he plans to return.

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.

What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?

Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.

Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.