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Commonwealth (Your Wealth is Their Wealth) of Massachusetts
Source of Budgetary Information
Total state revenues over 15 years shows a 4.35% sustained growth.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tax Revenues
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Income Tax 7162.4 7597.9 8172.1 8915.9 8803.0 7535.9 8019.2 8572.3 9527.9 10817.2 11604.6 12739.7 11432.0 10629.5 11577.8 12731,8 13056.7 14020.8 14727.9 14908.1  
Sales Regular 1950.0 2048.3 2283.2 1995.0 2217.7 2174.3 2632.9 2647.6 2830.5 3070.8 3035.7 3098.4 2883.0 3443.4 3574.9 3625.6 3921.1 4038.8 4188.3 4362.1  
Corporations 900.0 1025.4 1085.3 1194.0 845.6 705.2 628.2 1067.0 1160.3 1257.9 1518.5 1404.6 1514.0 1371.9 1763.2 1836.5 1691.0 2000.0 2164.7 2174.3  
Motor Fuel 600.0 624.7 653.6 705.0 695.8 687.3 702.1 702.1 708.3 685.2 673.8 674.6 651.4 663.6 688.3 678.7 762.9 771.6 764.2 780.4  
Sales Meals 375.0 429.1 452.7 478.0 479.0 496.5 513.3 531.1 585.4 614.6 631.8 665.1 649.0 790.1 848.4 894.6 957.5 997.7 986.0 1128.4  
Sales Motor Vehicle 385.0 422.5 472.5 555.0 439.5 453.0 582.3 623.8 621.0 599.2 547.9 514.2 489.0 583.7 663.4 683.2 696.5 783.3 835.8 874.8  
Insurance 275.0 301.5 315.8 312.0 334.5 335.5 356.0 410.0 412.1 421.1 439.9 420.7 399.3 326.2 339.9 335.4 381.9 413.5 393.2 426.5  
Cigarettes 304.0 295.0 296.1 274.0 265.1 276.6 443.8 415.6 400.8 416.3 426.3 439.8 485.6 484.0 445.6 454.4 585.5 513.0 505.6 498.5  
Financial Institutions 215.0 185.3 165.9 116.0 197.2 152.4 173.0 254.9 210.3 338.9 254.4 254.0 351.2 193.8 47.6 112.7 51.3 4.8 23.1 9.8  
Estate Inheritance 175.0 192.2 208.0 177.0 194.0 138.4 172.1 184.0 220.9 221.1 225.0 233.3 276.5 205.0 226.9 246.5 261.7 304.3 336.1 395.0  
Deeds 47.0 62.3 89.2 114.0 123.0 122.4 143.9 150.0 161.9 210.1 177.0 169.4 117.0 113.7 120.6 141.1 188.1 232.6 259.6 289.5  
Sales of Services 165.0 191.0 213.9                                    
Public Utilities 135.0 136.0 162.2 108.0 103.5 105.7 72.0 54.9 59.9 113.3 132.8 150.0 72.3 27.9 (0.6) (32.6) (10.8) (1.8) 22.8    
Room Occupancy 78.0 117.0 127.1 143.0 134.1 136.8 133.9 92.1 105.3 107.8 114.2 123.2 115.1 100.0 119.4 127.7 131.5 141.7 154.4 133.1  
Alcoholic Beverage 60.0 59.1 60.1 61.0 63.3 63.4 65.6 70.2 69.6 70.3 72.0 75.4 70.4 71.6 73.1 77.1 78.4 79.2 80.7 84.0  
Racing 10.0 8.6 6.8 8.7 7.2 6.2                              
Unemployment Insurance
Charges
8.5 6.9 8.0 8.5 10.0 23.5 24.0 21.0 21.5 21.4 21.5 21.0 21.0 20.2 19.9 20.2 21.6 22.2 22.4 23.1  
Miscellaneous 0.4 0.8 10.0 16.5 17.5 18.6 15.6 4.3 4.2 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.2 25.2 16.5 16.8 17.0 15.4 14.2 196.4  
Tax initiatives                       346.0   55.5              
Raffles/Bazaars 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.2                                  
Beano 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.3                                  
DOR Admin Provisions                                 36.3        
Delay of FAS 109 Deduction                                 45.9   45.8    
Total Tax Revenues 12850.0 13708.0 14787.0 15186.1 14930.0 13431.7 14677.9 15800.9 17099.9 18968.9 19879.1 21333.0 19530.0 19050.0 20524.9 21949.7 22874.1 24337.1 25524.8 26284.0  
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Non Tax Revenue
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Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Federal Reimbursements 3287.2 3399.2 3596.1 3797.9 4126.3 4673.0 4918.4 5029.2 5263.0 6170.1 6428.5 6849.9 7934.8 8765.1 7854.6 8018.2 8583.3 9553.3 10228.4 10756.1  
Department Revenues 1243.6 1291.8 1413.5 1443.6 1672.3 1984.2 2302.0 1850.2 1969.2 2142.3 2491.4 2532.9 2699.5 2898.2 2851.9 3208.7 3437.8 3765.6 3793.1 3850.3  
Consolidated Transfers 906.7 953.2 1098.2 1141.5 1062.0 880.8 405.8 1449.5 1394.6 658.1 580.8 (20.7) 103.7 1858.4 1958.3 1803.0 2144.5 1902.6 2026.5 2229.0  
Total Non Tax Revenues 5437.5 5644.2 6107.8 6383.0 6860.6 7538.0 7626.2 8328.9 8626.8 8970.5 9500.7 9362.1 10738.0 13521.7 12664.8 13029.9 14165.6 15221.5 16048.0 16835.4  
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Total Revenues
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Revenues 18287.5 19352.2 20894.8 21569.1 21790.6 20969.7 22304.1 24129.8 25725.8 27939.4 29379.8 30695.1 30268.0 32571.7 33189.7 34979.6 37039.7 39558.6 41572.8 43119.4  
Total Revenues %
Increase/Decrease
  5.8 7.8 3.2 1.0 (3.8) 6.3 8.2 6.6 8.6 5.1 4.4 (1.4) 7.6 1.8 5.3 5.8 6.8 5.1 3.7  
Income Tax as %
of Total Revenues
39.2 39.2 39.1 41.3 40.3 35.9 36.0 35.5 37.0 38.7 39.4 41.5 37.7 32.6 34.9 36.4 35.2 35.4 35.4 34.5  
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Transfers Off Budget
The term off budget is simply one of those weasel words meaning "expense". Don't be fooled.
Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016    
School Building Assistance
(SBAB) Transfer
              395.7 488.7 572.5 634.7 702.0 640.7 644.3 678.1 689.4 725.6 771.5 803.9 834.7  
MBTA Transfer             684.3 684.3 712.6 734.0 756.0 768.0 767.1 767.0 779.6 786.8 799.3 811.3 985.2 997.9  
Pension Transfer               1217.0 1274.7 1335.2 1398.6 1465.0 1376.6 1441.8 1478.0 1552.0 1630.0 1793.0 1972.0 2198.1  
Workforce Training Fund                             19.9 20.2 21.6 (22.2) 22.4 23.1  
Xfer to State Retirees
Benefits Trust Fund
                              26.6 425.0        
Total Transfers
Off Budget
            684.3 2297.0 2476.0 2641.7 2789.3 2935.0 2785.0 2853.1 2955.6 2981.4 3601.5 3353.6 3783.5 4053.8  

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