April 2016 Tax Tracker: Personal Income Taxes May 5, 2016

Updated daily during April, this is our annual tracker page for California's personal income tax collections.


Some History on April FTB Tax Collections April 18, 2016

To help enhance readers' understanding of how to track April California income tax collections, we offer some data concerning the recent history of the month's tax collections at the California Franchise Tax Board.


February 2016 State Revenues: Above Expectations...For Now March 10, 2016

We have received preliminary information from the state's tax agencies on February 2016 collections of the California's "Big Three" state General Fund taxes.


Administration's January 2016 Proposition 30 Estimates February 19, 2016

As part of the annual budget development process, the administration provides us with its current estimates of Proposition 30 revenues through 2018-19. 2018-19 is the last fiscal year affected by the Proposition 30 income tax increases for high-income Californians.


Jan. 2015 Revenues: Income Taxes Modestly Under Projections February 12, 2016

We have received data on January 2015 state revenue collections from California's tax agencies.


LAO Comment: Governor's Revenue Projections January 7, 2016

We provide a comment on the key tax revenue projections in the Governor's initial 2016-17 state budget proposal, which was released on January 7, 2016.


Preliminary: Dec. 2015 Income Taxes Above Projections January 6, 2016

We have received preliminary data from tax agencies concerning California's state income tax collections in December 2015.


Fiscal Outlook: Personal Income vs. Income Tax Projections December 11, 2015

We discuss the distinctions between our personal income and personal income tax projections.


November 2015 Revenues: Sales Taxes Fall Short December 10, 2015

Preliminary tax agency data on November 2015 revenue collections has been received.


LAO Fiscal Outlook: Updated Proposition 30 Estimates November 18, 2015

In conjunction with the November 2015 edition of our Fiscal Outlook, we update our estimates for the revenue effects of Proposition 30 (2012).


Oct. 2015 Income, Sales Taxes Above Projections November 9, 2015

Preliminary data has been released by the state's tax agencies concerning October 2015 state revenue collections.


September 2015 Income Taxes: Above Governor's Projections October 15, 2015

Personal income tax collections in September were hundreds of millions above the Governor's projections for the month.


The Stock Market Downturn and California's Finances August 28, 2015

We answer some questions we receive about California's budget and the stock market downturn of recent days.


Revenue Tracking: July 2015 General Fund Collections August 18, 2015

Updated information about July 2015 major tax collections in California's General Fund has been released.


2014-15 Agency Cash: Revenue Collections $732 Million Above Projection July 14, 2015

In total, 2014-15 General Fund agency cash revenue collections exceeded the Governor's estimate, as incorporated in the 2015-16 budget plan he signed into law last month, by $732 million.