Associated Press Published

W.Va. Revenue Collections Improve in August


  West Virginia’s revenue collections improved in August as several taxes beat estimates.

State figures released Wednesday show revenue collections topped $292 million in August. That’s up more than $16 million compared to August 2013.

Severance tax collections totaled $36.6 million and exceeded August estimates by about $4 million. Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow says a boom in natural gas production continues to offset coal production declines.

The state collected about $4.5 million in corporate net tax revenue, nearly 70 percent above estimates.

Overall, August tax collections missed estimates by about $1.3 million.