Gov. Nathan Deal's office said Tuesday that tax collections in September increased by $132 million compared to September 2012. Net tax revenue collections in the first nine months of the year increased almost $250 million, or 5.8 percent, compared to the same point last year.
Both individual and corporate income tax revenue rose. Fuel taxes gained more than 13 percent in September, an indication that residents are driving more. Alcohol tax receipts soared by 31 percent last month.