CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Gov. Justice reported that West Virginia’s general revenue collections for the month of April 2021 came in at $1.9 million above estimates and a whopping 38.9% above prior year receipts, despite the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the state’s economy.
West Virginia has now banked surpluses in four consecutive months and nine of the first 10 months of Fiscal Year 2021. Gov. Justice reported that year-to-date general revenue collections are $237.3 million above estimates and 8.4% above prior year receipts.
“Just think about it – a $237 million surplus so far this year – that’s wonderful news, West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said. “Congratulations to all those that put in the licks to make that happen every day in West Virginia, especially our businesses, our workers all across this great state, and our team at the Department of Revenue.”
Total General Revenue Fund collections for the month of April were nearly $539.8 million.
Year-to-date collections have totaled more than $4.001 billion; $309.4 million above prior year receipts.