DALLAS — As Kansas lawmakers struggled to complete a budget for the coming fiscal year, the state Department of Revenue reported that May revenues fell $5.8 million below projections.
Revenue officials cited weak corporate income and sales tax receipts "which reflected a downward national trend."
The state gathered $9.5 million less than expected from sales and tax use receipts and $3.3 million less than expected from corporate income taxes, the revenue department said.
Individual tax receipts beat expectations for May by $12.2 million, officials said, and were $135.6 million more than in May 2014.
"I'm pleased to see individual income performing so well for the month of May," Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan said in a news release.
Despite the lower-than-expected corporate income tax receipts, the state collected $25.6 million more this month than in May of last year, the department said.
State lawmakers are trying to patch a $400 million hole in the budget for fiscal year 2016 beginning July 1.