Total tax revenue (excluding local authority taxes) posted another robust year-on-year gain in March 2017, up by 7.5%. The increase in revenue from joint taxes, which rose strongly once again (by 9.0% on the year), played a particularly important role in this respect. This trend was driven by sharp increases in revenue from non-assessed taxes on earnings, wages tax and value added tax. However, revenue from assessed income tax and corporation tax also posted strong increases in March, which is usually a high-revenue month for these taxes due to the prepayment schedule. Receipts from federal taxes were up by 2.8% on the year, while revenue from Länder taxes posted a moderate decline of 2.3%.