News Release | Office of Governor Youngkin
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the General Fund revenue collections for January 2023. For January, which is typically a significant month for collections, adjusted general fund revenues increased by 3.0 percent compared to January 2022. On an unadjusted basis, general fund revenues increased by 2.1 percent year-to-date.
“Month after month, these revenue numbers reflect our previously forecasted levels for the Commonwealth, the system has more than sufficient level of funds to cut taxes for families and local businesses and make significant investments in behavioral health, our children’s education and law enforcement recruiting and retention in Virginia,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “As Virginians continue to relocate to lower tax states, the time to lower cost of living in Virginia is now. The Commonwealth remains in an extremely strong fiscal position to deliver on our agenda for Virginians, and I’m looking forward to working with the General Assembly to make that a reality.”
“The Governor’s December forecast reflects a prudent outlook for revenue collections,” said Secretary of Finance Stephen Cummings. “Year-to-date collections and recently revised economic forecasts are consistent with that outlook. As a result, we remain confident in the availability of the resources necessary to implement the Governor’s agenda. The Commonwealth’s tax receipts have consistently exceeded expectations, and these tax reductions are not only affordable but necessary to lower the cost of living for our citizens and ensure our competitiveness as we compete for economic growth.”
Year-to-date collections are running ahead of the January updated projections by $78.7 million overall. Among major sources, growth in withholding collections are slowing, but the slowdown is largely anticipated in the forecast. Upcoming February collections will provide initial insight into individual refunds for the filing season.
The full January 2023 revenue report is available here.
Glenn Youngkin is the 74th Governor of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter: @GovernorVA.