Individual Income Taxes AGAIN Set Record Through February – Government Still Spends Into Deficit

By Terence P. Jeffrey

( – The federal government collected a record of approximately $611,318,000,000 in individual income tax revenues through the first five months of fiscal 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through the end of February), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

That is about $6,733,300,000 more than the $604,584,700,000 in individual income taxes (in constant 2017 dollars) that the federal government collected through the first five months of fiscal 2016.

Despite collecting a record amount in individual income taxes, the Treasury still ran a $348,984,000,000 deficit in the first five months of this fiscal year.

Social Security and other payroll taxes also increased in the first five months of FY17 compared to the first five months of FY16. In Oct.-Feb. of last fiscal year, the Treasury collected $433,161,000,000 in payroll taxes (in constant 2017 dollars). In Oct.-Feb, of this fiscal year, it collected $451,445,000,000. That is an increase of about $18,284,000,000 in payroll taxes. full story

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