NJ Tax Collections Far Short of Projections
The sobering recalculation came Monday, after April 15 returns were tabulated.
Treasury officials say collections for April are expected to be $600 million below expectations. Collections for the first nine months of the year are off by $144 million.
Projections for the fiscal year that begins July 1 were not released.
Departmental reviews of the next fiscal year’s budget are under way in the Assembly and Senate, where Democrats have raised questions about the size of the surplus.
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto expressed concern about the shortfall.
State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff will update the Legislature on tax collections next month.
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