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Minn. revenue up $41M in July on income, sales tax

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Minnesota tax collections beat projections for July as individual income taxes and sales taxes came in higher than expected.

      Minnesota Management and Budget said Tuesday that revenues totaled $40.9 million, or 5.6 percent, higher than expected. The state collected net revenue of $763.5 million last month.

      Individual income taxes and sales tax receipts together were more than $53 million ahead of projections, but other revenue dropped nearly $13 million. The sales tax figure shows only part of the picture because companies that owe large amounts of sales tax weren't due to make a payment in July.

      State spending isn't factored into the revenue update and won't be included until a budget forecast in November.       

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