State and local governments in New York collected a net $5.5 billion in taxes and fees in August, an increase of 0.5 percent or $25.5 million from August 2011, according to a monthly report from the state Dept. of Taxation and Finance.
A net $1.7 billion was collected by localities last month, up 1 percent or $15 million. Net collections exclude amounts refunded.
So far this fiscal year, a net $36.6 billion has been collected in state and local taxes and fees, a 0.6 percent increase ($204.3 million) from this same point in the last fiscal year. Local tax collections rose 2.1 percent, or $267 million, to $12.8 billion.
For a detailed breakdown of taxes raised in specific categories, including personal income tax, property transfer taxes, estate taxes and other areas, read the report below.