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Massachusetts Municipal Association 2010 Conference January 22, 2010

Massachusetts Municipal Association 2010 Conference January 22, 2010.

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Massachusetts Municipal Association 2010 Conference January 22, 2010 Slide 2 Department of Revenue 2 Massachusetts Department of Revenue FY10 Revenue Update FY11 Revenue Forecast Slide 3 Department of Revenue 3 FY09 Revenue The FY09 CRE of $21.402 billion was revised downwards 4 times beginning in October 2009 through May 2009, and actual revenues in FY09 came in at an estimated $18.259 billion 12.5% drop from final FY08 revenues of $20.888 billion $3.2 billion less than the original CRE for FY09 Slide 4 Department of Revenue 4 FY09 Revenue 75% decline in capital gains tax revenues, from $2.1 billion in FY08 to approximately $500 million in FY09 $148 million (1.6%) decline in withholding receipts Sales tax declined $218 million or 5.3% to $3.9b Within that category, MV sales tax fell 12.4% or $62m Meals tax fell $3m or.5% Other sales tax receipts fell 5.2% or $15 Corporate and business tax collections fell $450m or 17.6% Slide 5 Department of Revenue 5 FY10 Revenues Economy expected to begin slow recovery in FY10. FY10 budget assumed 18.879 billion in revenues, including: impact of sales tax rate increase Lifting of sales tax exemption for sale of alcohol Taxation of satellite TV subscriptions FY10 Revenues now estimated to be $18.460 billion Actual increase of 1.1% over FY09 mostly reflecting the sales tax rate increase Baseline decline of 3.5% - backing out tax law changes Slide 6 Department of Revenue 6 FY11 Revenues FY11 estimate assumes that the national and state economies will continue a moderate recovery throughout the fiscal year. FY11 consensus tax revenue estimate is $19.050 billion Actual revenue growth of 3.2% over FY10 2.5% baseline growth first baseline growth in since FY08 Slide 7 Department of Revenue 7 Economic Indicators - GDP Real GDP growth turned positive in the third quarter of calendar 2009 and grew at an annualized rate of 2.8% GDP is expected to remain positive in the fourth quarter and through calendar year 2010. Real GDP growth for the full fiscal year 2010 is projected to be 0.4% compared to growth of 2.2% in FY08 and -2.2% in FY09. In fiscal year 2011, real GDP growth is projected to range from 2.4% to 2.7%; Slide 8 Department of Revenue 8 Other Economic Indicators Employment FY10 Decline by 1.8% to 3.2% FY11 Change by -0.6% to 0.5% Personal income (excluding capital gains) FY10 Grow by -1.9% to -0.1% FY11 Grow by 2.6% to 3.5% Wages and salaries FY10 Decline by 1.7% to 5.1% FY11 Growth from 1.1% to 3.4% Slide 9 Department of Revenue 9 Other Economic Indicators Retail sales FY10 Decline by -0.4% to -1.9% FY11 Grow by 3.5% to 4.4% Corporate profits at the national level (there are no forecasts for state corporate profits) FY10 Increase by 3.8% to 22.6% FY11 Grow by 2.9% to 6.4% Capital Gains revenues FY10 Increase by $160 million over FY09 FY11 Increase by $97 million over FY10 Slide 10 Department of Revenue 10 Municipal Revenue State Totals Slide 11 Department of Revenue 11 State Total Motor Vehicle Excise Fiscal YearBudgetActual Average Age of Vehicle 2007660,302,818636,886,1429.83 2008639,928,569686,792,10410.12 2009636,731,678 Slide 12 Department of Revenue 12 Slide 13 Department of Revenue 13 Slide 14 Department of Revenue 14 Slide 15 Department of Revenue 15 New Local Option Meals Excise Revenues for October (smallest to largest) DOR CodeMunicipality Effective Date December Local Option Meals Distribution 289SUNDERLAND10/1/20092,640.08 33BLANDFORD10/1/20092,949.97 227PALMER10/1/20097,541.55 346WINTHROP10/1/20097,737.29 74DEERFIELD10/1/20097,883.47 278SOUTHBRIDGE10/1/20098,535.87 178MELROSE10/1/200911,150.47 238PLAINVILLE10/1/200913,283.22 Slide 16 Department of Revenue 16 301TYNGSBOROUGH10/1/200916,121.25 117HADLEY10/1/200921,115.06 23BEDFORD10/1/200923,032.23 245RAYNHAM10/1/200923,586.13 17AUBURN10/1/200924,380.92 93EVERETT10/1/200927,851.13 101FRANKLIN10/1/200930,111.29 8AMHERST10/1/200931,376.38 56CHELMSFORD10/1/200932,358.88 293TAUNTON10/1/200942,138.59 176MEDFORD10/1/200942,759.82 61CHICOPEE10/1/200942,871.89 72DARTMOUTH10/1/200944,750.00 Slide 17 Department of Revenue 17 214NORTHAMPTON10/1/200945,874.59 325WEST SPRINGFIELD10/1/200955,805.25 274SOMERVILLE10/1/200960,854.69 262SAUGUS10/1/200962,678.62 46BROOKLINE10/1/200969,097.88 281SPRINGFIELD10/1/2009113,323.74 348WORCESTER10/1/2009152,737.62 49CAMBRIDGE10/1/2009256,811.97 35BOSTON10/1/20091,493,154.22 Slide 18 Executive Office for Administration and Finance State House Rooms 373 & 272 Boston, MA 02133 FY10 Budget Update MMA Conference January 22, 2010 Slide 19 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue19 Agenda Budget Update LeeAnn Pasquini, Budget Director FY09 Close Out FY10 Update FY11 Planning and H.2 Slide 20 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue20 FY2009 Close Out The Challenge Faced FY09 saw 4 major revenue revisions which totaled $3.14 billion or a 12.5% decline in tax revenue from FY08. On top of declining revenue, spending exposures needed to be addressed through supplemental funding and transfers. Slide 21 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue21 FY2009 Close Out The Solutions Solutions in Fiscal Year 2009 totaled $3.9 billion Budget Cuts Totaled Approximately = $1.3 billion oApproximately $1 billion came from 9C reductions and voluntary contributions from non-Executive Branch agencies Use of State Stabilization Funds = $1.4 billion Use of Federal Stimulus Funds = $1.3 billion oThis includes approximately $900M in enhanced federal Medicaid matching funds (FMAP) and $400M in federal fiscal stabilization funding (for education) Slide 22 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue22 FY2009 Close Out Fiscal Management Through strict fiscal management including FTE caps and detailed review of all BGTS and Allotment requests the year closed with enough funding to: Meet our statutory carry forward for cash flow; Transfer $10 million to the Life Sciences Fund; Use of surplus to help address the FY10 revenue revision. Our closing FY09 balance in the stabilization fund is $841 million. Slide 23 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue23 FY09 Close Out Stabilization Fund Balances Slide 24 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue24 FY2010 Update In early October, DOR announced a $212 million shortfall in tax revenues for the first quarter of FY10.; Following consultation with the state Department of Revenue and his Economic Advisory Council, Governor Patrick reduced revenue projections for the entire fiscal year by $600 million. Consistent with prior recessions, growth in the main drivers of state tax revenues employment, wages, taxable sales, and corporate profits is expected to lag the economic recovery. This is because even as the economy grows, businesses remain cautious and do not resume hiring until they are certain that the economic expansion is sustainable. And until hiring picks up, wages (and the taxes paid through withholding on wages) will not grow and consumers will not increase their spending on taxable goods. While the stock market has staged a strong recovery over the past six months, capital gains realizations are still projected to decline in tax year 2009, which will be reflected in FY10 capital gains taxes. According to an October 2009 report from the Center for Budget Policy and Priorities, revenues have fallen short of projections and resulted in mid-year budget deficits in 26 states, totaling $16 billion or 4% of these budgets. Slide 25 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue25 FY2010 Update FY10 Challenge and Solutions To Date In the fall of 2009, A&F completed a detailed review of all fiscal year 2010 spending and revenue assumptions. Throughout the first half of the fiscal year there were several changes that have had an impact on the bottom line of the budget. Slide 26 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue26 FY2010 Update Continuation of Fiscal Management Processes FTE caps continue to be used FY10 additions carefully reviewed in an effort to evaluate their impacts on FY11 and in most cases denied. Contractor hires will continue to be evaluated as to continue to meet our legal obligations around the use of contractors versus FTEs. Budgetary Transfers Carefully Reviewed Allotment Schedule Bi-monthly allotments employed Slide 27 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue27 FY11 H.2 Development Increases in revenues over this year expected to be modest Although economy recovering, tax revenues lag. FY10 budget relies on nearly $1.9 billion of one-time resources Continuing spending pressures Slide 28 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue28 Slide 29 Administration and Finance Department of Revenue29 FY11 H.2 Released January 27, 2010 Online budget Issues in Brief Companion Legislation FY10 Supplemental Funding