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Georgia's tax revenue in August up 3.5 percent over a year ago


ATLANTA — State officials say Georgia's net tax collections for August totaled $1.39 billion, up 3.5 percent from a year ago.

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced the August revenue numbers, which totaled $1.39 billion. He said that is an increase of $47 million when compared to August 2013.

So far this year, net tax revenue collections totaled $2.88 billion. Deal said in a statement that represents an increase of $125 million -- or 4.5 percent -- compared to this point during the previous fiscal year.

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