Massachusetts collects about $3.86 billion in taxes in April

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts pulled in about $3.86 billion in tax collections in April, state Revenue Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder said Wednesday.

That’s about $1.88 billion more than the actual collections in April 2020, and $385 million more than predicted for the month.

Year-to-date collections for the current fiscal year — which ends June 30 — are approximately $26.45 billion.

That’s about $3.4 billion or 14.8% more than collections in the same period of the prior fiscal year, and $1.83 billion or 7.4% more than expected.

“April revenue included increases in most major categories relative to benchmarks and collections in the same period of FY2020,” Snyder said in a press release.

“However, historical comparisons should be viewed with caution due to the pandemic-induced recession, the late start to the 2021 tax filing season, and responsive measures enacted in 2020 and 2021 designed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19,” he added.

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