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NYS Comptroller


2015 Financial Condition Report

Total Receipts

New York's 2015 Receipts by Source Tax Receipts by Year Total State Receipts

Revenues are affected by economic changes and changes in federal and State policies. Tax base is a measure of the State’s ability to generate revenue. A decreasing tax base may force spending reductions, increased taxes, or both. Receipts are revenues that have been recorded on a cash basis.

See Appendix 3 for a breakdown of State receipts by major source for the past five years.

Total State Receipts Have Increased Over the Past Five Years

  • From 2011 to 2015:
    • total receipts increased 11.5 percent.
    • tax receipts increased 16.7 percent.
    • federal receipts decreased 1.4 percent. This decrease is primarily related to the winding down of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. However, federal funding is again increasing with new:
      • disaster assistance for Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, and
      • Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act.

Personal Income Tax and Consumer Tax Receipts Have Increased Over the Past Five Years

  • Personal income tax and consumer (consumption and use) taxes:
    • accounted for 39.6 percent of 2015 receipts; and
    • have increased 17.2 percent since 2011.
  • In 2015, personal income tax receipts—the State’s largest tax revenue source—increased 1.7 percent.

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