Topeka Kansas saw its tax collections fall short of expectations in November, but not by much.
The Department of Revenue issued preliminary figures Tuesday showing that the state collected $384 million in taxes during the month. That's $783,000 less than forecast, but the difference is just two-tenths of 1 percent.
It was the first report since state officials and university economists issued a new financial forecast on Nov. 2, and a significant shortfall in tax collections would complicate budgeting for Gov.-elect Sam Brownback and legislators.
The state has collected $2.15 billion in taxes since the current fiscal year began July 1, again only $783,000 short of expectations.
In November, individual income tax collections were slightly higher than forecast, and retail sales tax collections were slightly lower than expected.