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Updated Revenue Estimates for Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006

News Release
February 14, 2005
Salt Lake City, Utah - The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget and the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst announced today the most recent revenue estimates for the 2005 Fiscal Year, which ends on June 30, 2005. The consensus revenue estimates for the General Fund and the Uniform School Fund show total revenues at $3.9 billion. This figure is $48 million higher than the estimates adopted in December by the Legislature. The higher revenue estimate means the Legislature will have $48 million of additional one-time money to appropriate in the Fiscal Year 2005 budget or to set aside in the rainy day fund.

The primary reasons for the increase in the 2005 Fiscal Year estimates are higher predictions for sales and use, individual income and corporate franchise taxes.

The consensus General Fund and Uniform School Fund revenue estimates for the 2006 Fiscal Year, which begins on July 1, 2005 and ends on June 30, 2006, show nearly $4.1 billion. This is $73 million higher than the estimates adopted by the Legislature in December. This means the Legislature will have $73 million of additional ongoing money to appropriate as it finalizes the Fiscal Year 2006 budget.

Again, the primary reasons for the increase in the 2006 Fiscal Year estimates are higher predictions for sales and use, individual and corporate income taxes.

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