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Governor McAuliffe Announces Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Supplies
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia will offer a sales tax holiday from August 5th-7th so that shoppers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing and footwear, emergency preparedness items, and certain energy-efficient
Fiscal Year 2016 General Fund Revenue Collections Increase 1.7% But Fall $266.3 Million Short of Forecast
The Commonwealth of Virginia closed fiscal year 2016, which ended on June 30, with positive general fund revenue growth over last year. This year’s $18.3 billion in revenue collections set a new record for annual gross receipts, but fell short of
Governor McAuliffe Announces May 2016 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 6.4% from the Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-to-Date Collections Up 1.9%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that May revenue collections increased 6.4 percent from a year ago. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.9 percent, behind the annual forecast of 3.2 percent growth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces April Collections Declined 6.7% for the Month
Governor McAuliffe announced today that April revenue collections fell 6.7 percent. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 1.3 percent, behind the annual forecast of 3.2 percent growth.
March 2016 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 7.5% From the Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections are Up 2.7%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that general fund revenue increased 7.5 percent in March as payroll withholding and sales tax collections increased. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 2.7 percent, behind the annual
Governor McAuliffe Announces February Revenues
Governor McAuliffe announced today that general fund revenue collections for February decreased 1.3 percent compared to February last year, primarily because of an increase in individual income tax refunds.
Governor McAuliffe Statement on Mid-Year Revenue Estimate
Governor Terry McAuliffe today informed the money committees of the Virginia General Assembly that he recommends retaining the revenue forecast presented in the biennial budget he introduced in December.
January 2016 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 6.6 percent from the Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 2.4 percent
Governor McAuliffe announced today that January general fund revenues rose 6.6 percent from the previous year.
Governor Terry McAuliffe Unveils Biennial Budget to the Joint Money Committees
The two-year spending plan I present to you today provides specific and meaningful building blocks for the new Virginia economy by investing in our future through education and research; creating 21st century jobs; fostering healthy, safe
October 2015 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 5.1% From The Previous Year And Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 0.5%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that October General Fund revenue fell 5.1% from the previous year.
September 2015 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 9.7% From The Previous Year And Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 2.4%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that September general fund revenue increased 9.7% from September a year ago with payroll withholding and individual nonwithholding contributing to the increase. September completes the first quarter of fiscal
Governor McAuliffe Announces August 2015 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 5.1% From The Previous Year
Governor McAuliffe announced today that August General Fund revenue increased 5.1% from the previous year.
Governor McAuliffe Addresses General Assembly Money Committees
The Governor’s upcoming two-year budget will emphasize investment in public education.
May 2015 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 5.8% from the Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 7.3%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that May revenue collections increased 5.8 percent from a year ago, and that year-to-date revenue collections are up 7.3 percent from last year, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 4.7 percent growth contained
May 2015 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 5.8% from the Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 7.3%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that May revenue collections increased 5.8 percent from a year ago, and that year-to-date revenue collections are up 7.3 percent from last year, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 4.7 percent growth contained
Governor McAuliffe Announces Recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Public Service
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the recipients of the Governor's Public Service Awards at a ceremony today at the Executive Mansion recognizing state employees who have demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the Commonwealth of
April 2015 General Fund Revenue Collections Up 10.2% From the Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 7.5%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that April revenue collections increased 10.2 percent. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 7.5 percent, ahead of the revised annual forecast of 4.7 percent growth contained in the budget
State Tax Department Mobile Application Wins National Honor
The Virginia Department of Taxation has won a national award for a new web application that streamlines the way it works with business owners to provide customer service and settle outstanding debts. Developed in-house, the new mobile collectors
ADVISORY: Governor McAuliffe and Cabinet to hold ‘Cabinet on the Road’ Events in the Shenandoah Valley Click here for a detailed advisory with a list of events for April 6th and 7th
On April 6th and 7th, Governor McAuliffe and members of his cabinet will travel to the Shenandoah Valley to meet with local business leaders, elected officials, and community members. These meetings will center around regional concerns,
Governor McAuliffe’s Communication to the General Assembly at Adjournment
I am pleased to write to you at the conclusion of a legislative session that has been marked by substantive bipartisan cooperation and meaningful progress on the priorities that matter most to the families we serve. When I delivered my State of

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