In a positive sign for the Massachusetts economy, state tax receipts rose higher than expected last month.
The state’s Department of Revenue said its tax collections in March were up about $150 million compared to the same month last year.
Some of that increase was due to a boost in corporate and business excise taxes, a positive sign for the state’s economy.
Income taxes collected were up, too, partially a reflection of jobs that have been added over the past year.
In all, the state’s fiscal-year tax receipts are up about 9 percent from one year ago.
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