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December tax receipts higher than expected in Neb.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska's tax commissioner is reporting that the state collected nearly $42 million more than expected in December.

Tax Commissioner Doug Ewald announced Thursday that the state received a net $363 million last month, about 13 percent higher than the state's certified forecast.

The commissioner's monthly report shows that net sales-and-use and miscellaneous taxes came in below expectations. But those receipts were offset by higher-than-expected individual and corporate income tax collections.