Monthly State Revenue Watch
Updated August 2016
To promote better understanding of the state’s finances, Revenue Watch now reports revenue in two ways:
The all-funds report shows revenues received from all sources that are available for spending on all state governmental purposes. All funds include general revenue-related funds, general revenue dedicated funds, federal income and other revenues.
The report for general revenue-related funds shows revenues designated for general-purpose spending.
Both reports present revenue on a cash basis by month of collection, though not all revenues are actually received monthly. For example, firms remitting sales taxes may do so monthly, quarterly or annually, generally depending on their size. The franchise tax is remitted once a year, usually in May.
Some sources of revenue include:
- federal income
- land income
- lottery proceeds
The biggest sources of state tax revenue are:
- sales taxes (the largest source of tax revenue)
- the franchise tax (the state’s primary business tax)
- motor vehicle-related taxes
- taxes on crude oil and natural gas production
All amounts shown reflect net revenue, which is gross revenue less any discounts, allowances, adjustments or refunds allowed by law. These reports are updated monthly.