Confidentiality: : Data collected for the Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Revenue are public record and are not confidential, as authorized by Title 13, United States Code, Section 9.
Dates of Collection: The following are important dates in the data collection process:
|First week following the reference period||Initial mail-out|
|Six weeks after initial mail-out||Non-response follow-up|
|10 weeks after initial mail-out||Completion of data compilation and editing|
Methods: Local government tax data (F-71 for local government property taxes and F-73 for local government non-property taxes) are collected by mail. Data are returned by mail or through web collection. The fifty state governments provide the Census Bureau with administrative records from their central accounting systems.