By Phil Kabler
The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In January, for the first time in the 2013-14 budget year, state tax collections came in ahead of estimates, state officials said Monday.
Collections of $391.71 million were $8.42 million ahead of projections for the month, Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow said.
Most of that upturn was the result of timing, with $15 million of taxes due Dec. 31 being posted as January revenue, he said.