The state's revenue collections in August grew 9.9% above last August's levels, according to a memorandum, distributed by Paul W. Timmreck, Virginia's finance secretary.

The, receipts, have helped push the state's fiscal year-to-date growth to 7.7%. Virginia's fiscal year began July 1.

The official forecast for revenue growth during the fiscal year is 4%. Revenues increased 9.1% during fiscal 1993, but officials have said they do not expect as much robust growth in fiscal 1994.

In the memo, distributed to state legislative leaders, Timmreck said increases in withholding, interest income, and sales tax collections accounted for more than 90% of the increase in revenues from a year ago.

Timmreck said revenue growth is exceeding the official forecast of 4%.

However, Timmreck said, officials "will be in a better position to analyze the current revenue situation after September's collections are in hand and data for the first quarter of the fiscal year are available."

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