State revenue collections for October totaled $1.38 billion, a decrease of $1.13 million, or 0.1%, over the same month last year, the Georgia Department of Revenue announced.

Through the first four months of fiscal 2009, net tax collections totaled $5.5 billion, a decrease of $111 million, or a 2% decline over the same period in fiscal 2008. Sales and use taxes, one of the only categories with an upswing for fiscal 2009, showed a net increase of $25 million, or 1.3%, over the same period last year. 

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