BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts collected about $600 million more in taxes in the fiscal year that ended June 30 than in the previous 12-month period, but income tax collections fell short of official state forecasts, officials said Wednesday.

According to a preliminary summary provided by the state Revenue Department, total fiscal 2012 tax collections topped $21.1 billion, a 2.9 percent gain over fiscal 2011.

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“The increase of $600 million in collections reflects a Massachusetts economy that has grown over the past 12 months,” said Amy Pitter, the state’s revenue commissioner, in a statement.

The summary showed total income tax collections of just over $11.9 billion, also a 2.9 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. But income tax collections fell $189 million shy of the state’s revised benchmark.

The state did exceed its benchmark for overall tax revenue in the most recent fiscal year by $107 million, thanks to higher than expected collections of sales taxes, corporate and business taxes, and motor vehicle sales taxes.

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The department announced the fiscal 2012 collections along with preliminary figures for June, the final month of the fiscal year.

Tax collections for the month increased by $144 million, or 6.7 percent, from the same month in the previous year, and were $120 million higher than the monthly benchmark, Pitter said.

State officials are forecasting about $21.9 billion in total tax collections for the fiscal year that started July 1.

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