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April 2020 California Personal Income Tax Daily Revenue Tracker

Last fiscal year, personal income tax (PIT) accounted for 69.4 percent of all state General Fund revenues. Of those receipts, 19.5 percent arrived during the month of April.

General Fund receipts for the current fiscal year (FY 2019-20) totaled $66.9 billion as of March 31, which is 3.9 percent higher than anticipated in Governor Gavin Newsom’s FY 2020-21 budget proposal released in January.

The FY 2020-21 proposed budget estimated April PIT collections would total $18.4 billion. April 15 is the normal annual PIT payment deadline. However, due to the COVID-19 national emergency this year, the Franchise Tax Board extended the deadline to July 15 in conformity with Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-17. This tax filing and payment extension will result in lower April actuals compared to the governor’s January estimates. The governor will revise his FY 2020-21 budget proposal in May.

The chart compares the running total to the estimate of April PIT receipts. The total consists of PIT receipts minus refunds. 


April 2019 Preliminary Report of California Personal Income Tax Revenues (In Thousands of Dollars)*


April 2020 Preliminary Report of California Personal Income Tax Revenues (In Thousands of Dollars)*

Date Daily Personal Income Tax Revenues (Receipts And Withholding Minus Refunds)** Fiscal 2019-20 Year-To-Date Personal Income Tax Revenues Fiscal 2018-19 Year-To-Date Personal Income Tax Revenues
March Balance   $   66,881,014 $   61,399,988
April 1          164,014       67,045,028        61,399,988
April 2           415,191       67,460,219        61,438,532
April 3           265,479       67,725,698        61,508,125
April 4           ***        ***        61,963,245
April 5           ***        ***        61,876,093
April 6           337,350        68,063,048        61,876,093
April 7           436,558        68,499,606        61,876,093
April 8           (43,660)        68,455,946        63,096,286
April 9           368,895        68,824,841        63,476,950
April 10           235,132        69,059,973        65,135,232
April 11           ***        ***        65,829,034
April 12           ***        ***        66,458,086
April 13           85,733        69,145,706        66,458,086
April 14          119,383        69,265,089        66,458,086
April 15          168,575        69,433,664        67,872,312
April 16          462,445        69,896,109        71,091,832
April 17          258,755        70,154,864        75,462,885
April 18          ***        ***           77,042,806
April 19          ***        ***        77,146,923
April 20          (126,928)        70,027,936        77,146,923
April 21          173,618        70,201,554        77,146,923
April 22          310,059        70,511,613        77,543,312
April 23          802,097        71,313,710           78,143,235
April 24          364,039        71,677,749           78,979,581
April 25          ***         ***         79,257,049 
April 26          ***         ***        79,629,416
April 27          71,565         71,749,314        79,629,416
April 28          54,164         71,803,478        79,629,416
April 29        190,547         71,994,025        80,364,992
April 30        111,802         72,105,827        80,568,486
Monthly Total     $   5,224,813     $   72,105,827  $    80,568,486

* The reconciliation of these numbers can take up to five business days. Therefore, final April revenues will not be known until the first week of May.

**A negative figure indicates the daily refund total outpaced daily receipts and withholdings.

***No transactions are posted on weekends.

Source: California State Controller's Office