|Total General Revenue Fund collections for the month of August were $331.4 million. Year-to-date collections have totaled $815.4 million.|
Last month, Gov. Justice announced that with the income tax filing deadline having been moved from April to July as a result of the pandemic, West Virginia finished the month of July with a $243.9 million cash surplus; the largest monthly cash balance for the first month of any fiscal year in state history.
“It wasn’t that long ago that we were wondering ‘What are we going to do?’ This pandemic was a cannonball to the stomach for our budget. But we came together and we worked.” Gov. Justice said. “I give all the credit in the world to our great Department of Revenue, Secretary Hardy, and everyone who’s worked with us on this.
“I’m telling you, West Virginia, we continue to be the miracle,” Gov. Justice continued. “We continue to be the envy of this nation and that’s what we want to be because it’s changing our image. We’re becoming the place where everyone wants to come to live, to bring their businesses, to absolutely have all the opportunities and the greatness that abounds in this state everywhere.”