Arkansas' general revenue tax collections in February increased by $34.9 million, or 7.1% over last year, to $528.5 million.
Last month's tax collections exceeded the state's forecast by $62.6 million, or 13.4%.
The state's individual income collections topped the state's forecast by $55.9 million, or 26.8%, totaling $264.8 million for February.
John Shelnutt, the state's chief economic forecaster, said those numbers, reported in this month's revenue report from the state Department of Finance and Administration, reflects a rebound in the state economy in some sectors that are pushing up the overall growth rate.
"It still reflects a strong economy in the state both in labor markets and in consumption," he said.
Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for the full story.