Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana tax revenue in January fell significantly below projections – surpassing anticipated amounts in only two major categories.

The state took in $1.36 billion in general fund revenue during January. That’s $63.5 million less than estimates predicted but $32.5 million more than January 2014, a month in which snow and ice storms stunted commerce.

Individual income tax collections last month came in 8 percent – or about $51 million – below projections, totaling $592.9 million.

Riverboat and racino wagering revenue exceeded expectations for the month, bringing in an additional 14.1 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

The revenue figures are important as lawmakers ponder the state’s next two-year budget.

For the fiscal year, which began July 1, tax receipts are about 1.1 percent below estimates released in December and about 2.9 percent more than the same period last year. is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism student