BOISE -- Idaho's revenue in September beat expectations, coming in 3.7 percent above forecasts as individual income tax collections were strong and sales tax receipts hit targets.

Receipts totaled $239.3 million, pushing year-to-date revenues through September to a half-percent above their forecasts, or $668.5 million.

State economist Derek Santos says September receipts for individual income helped make good on shortfalls from previous months.

They came in $12.5 million above targets, after the category was below expectations in July and August.

One blemish: Corporate income tax collections of $31 million were $4 million below the September forecast.

Idaho's fiscal year runs through next June.

With still nine months to go, the receipts that are hitting their forecasts now provide a sign that Idaho's economy is so far chugging along according to expectations.

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