For November 2021, Kansas tax revenue was 12.6 percent greater than November 2020, and 5.4 percent less than October.
Tax reports from the State of Kansas for November 2021 show tax revenues falling from the previous month and greater than the same month the prior year.
When reporting on Kansas tax collections, the comparison is usually to the estimated tax collections. Those estimates are revised based on economic conditions affected by the response to the pandemic. To get a feel for the effects of the response to the pandemic, we should compare to the same month the prior year.
(The estimated revenue figures are still important because the state bases the budget on them. If the actual revenue is much below the estimated revenue, there may not be enough income to pay expenses.)
For November 2021, individual income tax collections were $288.9 million, up by 4.9 percent from last November. Retail sales tax collections rose by 10.9 percent to $223.6 million from last November. Total tax collections were $626.8 million, up 12.6 percent from last November. A nearby table summarizes. (Click charts and tables for larger versions.)
For fiscal year 2022, which started on July 1, 2021, total tax collections are lower by 0.3 percent over the same period of the previous fiscal year.
My interactive visualization of Kansas tax revenue has been updated with this data. Click here to use it.
A table from the visualization, shown below, illustrates the composition of tax revenue in Kansas. Since 2012, two sources have provided the lion’s share of tax revenue. Together, Individual Income Tax and Retail Sales Tax have provided 78.4 percent of revenue. Adding Corporate Income Tax and Compensating Use Tax, and the total is nearly 90.9 percent.
The governor’s press release for this data is at Governor Laura Kelly Announces November Total Tax Collections $18.9 Million Over Estimate. The report from Kansas Legislative Research Department is available on this page. It also includes a quarterly economic indicators report.