Minnesota October tax revenues beat forecasts

Published On: Nov 10 2012 01:53:00 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 10 2012 01:52:00 PM CST
Minnesota State Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -

Minnesota tax revenues beat expectations in October, continuing a trend.

Preliminary estimates show the state collected more than $1.4 billion in October. That's 4.2 percent more than forecast.

Minnesota Management and Budget officials say October individual income tax, sales tax and corporate income tax collections all exceeded estimates.

The Star Tribune reports for the 2013 fiscal year, the state has taken in $5.1 billion. That's $201.2 million more than projected.

A comprehensive budget forecast for the state is due in early December.