According to a preliminary summary provided by the state Revenue Department, total fiscal 2012 tax collections topped $21.1 billion, a 2.9 percent gain over fiscal 2011.
“The increase of $600 million in collections reflects a Massachusetts economy that has grown over the past 12 months,” said Amy Pitter, the state’s revenue commissioner, in a statement.
The summary showed total income tax collections of just over $11.9 billion, also a 2.9 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. But income tax collections fell $189 million shy of the state’s revised benchmark "
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