State House News Service
BOSTON -- Massachusetts taxpayers paid $1.59 billion to the Department of Revenue in July, or $12 million more than in July 2013.
The department on Tuesday reported the collection figures, which were up less than 1 percent but ran $11 million higher than the monthly benchmark based on a fiscal 2015 tax revenue estimate of $24.43 billion.
In a statement, Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter called July a "relatively small tax-collection month" because no quarterly estimated payments were due for most businesses and individuals.
Withholding collections in July totaled $814 million, up $36 million (4.7 percent) from last July.
Sales-tax collections of $516 million were up $28 million, or 5.7 percent from July 2013.