FTB Data: County Income Distributions, 2013 September 12, 2016

We discuss the distribution of incomes across almost all of California's counties based on data from 2013 personal income tax returns filed with the state's Franchise Tax Board.


Additional Data: FTB Income Distributions for Each Available County September 12, 2016

In this post, we display graphics displaying the 2013 income before deductions, as reported in state tax data, for each available California county. This post accompanies an explanatory note on these income distributions here.


July 2016 General Fund Revenues August 16, 2016

Tax agencies have provided preliminary information on key July 2016 state General Fund revenues.


May Revision: Capital Gains Estimates May 27, 2016

We discuss the administration's 2016 May Revision capital gains estimates, as well as our office's.


May Revision: Wage and Salary Estimates May 27, 2016

We discuss our May Revision estimates of wages and salaries in California, as well as the administration's.


May Revision 2016: Proposition 30 Estimates May 23, 2016

We display the administration's Proposition 30 revenue estimates, as of the 2016 May Revision, as well as our office's estimates.


May Revision 2016: Administration & LAO Multiyear Revenue Figures May 17, 2016

This post compares the administration's multi-year forecast revenue estimates with those generated under the LAO May 2016 economic growth scenario through 2019-20. (This does not reflect required transfers to the Budget Stabilization Account under Proposition 2 under the LAO figures, as those estimates are still under development.)


May Revision 2016: Revenue Outlook May 16, 2016

This post discusses the near-term state General Fund revenue outlooks of both the administration and our office.


April 2016 "Big Three" Tax Collections May 9, 2016

We have now received preliminary data from all the tax agencies concerning April 2016 collections of the personal income tax, the sales and use tax, and the corporation tax. These are the state General Fund's "Big Three" revenue sources.


April 2016 Tax Tracker: Personal Income Taxes May 5, 2016

Updated daily during April, this is our annual tracker page for California's personal income tax collections.


Some History on April FTB Tax Collections April 18, 2016

To help enhance readers' understanding of how to track April California income tax collections, we offer some data concerning the recent history of the month's tax collections at the California Franchise Tax Board.


February 2016 State Revenues: Above Expectations...For Now March 10, 2016

We have received preliminary information from the state's tax agencies on February 2016 collections of the California's "Big Three" state General Fund taxes.


Administration's January 2016 Proposition 30 Estimates February 19, 2016

As part of the annual budget development process, the administration provides us with its current estimates of Proposition 30 revenues through 2018-19. 2018-19 is the last fiscal year affected by the Proposition 30 income tax increases for high-income Californians.


Jan. 2015 Revenues: Income Taxes Modestly Under Projections February 12, 2016

We have received data on January 2015 state revenue collections from California's tax agencies.


LAO Comment: Governor's Revenue Projections January 7, 2016

We provide a comment on the key tax revenue projections in the Governor's initial 2016-17 state budget proposal, which was released on January 7, 2016.