US Daily Cash Deficit 12/24/2014

The US Daily Cash Deficit for Wednesday 12/24/2014 was $5.2B bringing the December 2014 Surplus through 24 days to $2B with 4 business days remaining.

2014-12-24 USDD

Revenues continue to impress and while they are distorted a bit by the timing of the holiday…as of 12/24 sit at +20% vs 2013 with 4 business days remaining in both 2013 and 2014. This will likely come down a bit by the end of the month due to reduced YOY Fannie/Freddie payments, but an impressive revenue month is still pretty much a done deal. Of course….outlays are up primarily due to timing at +24%. The YTD charts paints a bit different picture…revenues up 6.4%, outlays up 1.6%. Lets do it again in 2015… shall we??

I haven’t done a bottoms up forecast for 2015, but my preliminary thoughts are that outlays will continue trending up, probably breaking through +2% YOY. Revenue is highly unpredictable, but I would imagine strong growth to continue at least through the April tax season….after that 5% or so seems like a safe bet for now.

US Daily Cash Deficit 12/16/2014

The US Daily Surplus for 12/16/2014 was $7.1B bringing the December 2014 surplus to $11B through 16 days.

2014-12-16 USDD

Revenues continued to pour in…this time withheld tax deposits….as if in response to my note yesterday that they were looking low…. gained $8B…I suppose some timing quirk I am unaware of, bringing them to $+4B for the month. Total revenues are up $25B YOY, good for a 13% improvement, mostly due to corporate taxes which are up 35%. Outlays were off $1B and stand at $+43B YOY for the month. Altogether…it’s looking like a better month than expected on strong revenues.

In all the excitement of yesterdays flood of corporate taxes…I forgot to mention a milestone:

2014-12-16 DTS SNAPSHOT

Can you spot it? Debt outstanding passed $18 Trillion yesterday **(WHOOPS!! looks like this actually happened 11/28 while I was taking a nap 🙁 )…..yawn…. For the record….Total Public debt is up $767B in the last 12 months….Debt held by the public is up $637B. Of course…if you look at the Monthly Treasury Statement through November….the Trailing 12 month deficit is only $436B. One word…shady…..just sayin’ 🙂


US Daily Cash Deficit 12/15/2015

The US Daily Cash Surplus for Monday 12/15/2014 was $70b, wiping out the December deficit and bringing us to a $4B surplus at the midpoint.

2014-12-15 USDD

It’s no surprise that revenues came flooding in, but corporate taxes are even better than expected. I had been thinking $+10B would be good, we are currently at $+$20B through 15 days as 2014 has $78B of corporate tax deposits vs $58B in 2013. Offsetting the upside in corporate taxes…withheld taxes are down 4% ($4B) which is curious but not worrying…yet. Altogether, revenues are now up $15B.

No real movemnet in outlays…now sitting at $+44B YOY….up another $1B over the last report.

US Daily Cash Deficit 12/11/2014

The US Daily Cash Deficit for Thursday 12/11/2014 was $2.6B bringing the December 2014 deficit through 11 days to $85B.

2014-12-11 USDD

Revenues are sitting at $+3B YOY, up $1B from my last snapshot, though there are some hints that the incoming corporate taxes due 12/15 may be a good haul based on early (and immaterial) inflows. Outlays have gained $4B and now sit at +$43B YOY. My next update will likely be Tuesday, when we should have a pretty good idea of how corporate taxes came in…..$60B would be a middle of the road estimate. Add that to what is likely to be strong witheld taxes and we should come close to turning the current $85B deficit into a surplus over the next week or so.

US Daily Cash deficit 12/8/2014

The US Daily Cash Surplus for Monday 12/8/2014 was $4.7B bringing the December 2014 Deficit through 8 days to $65B

2014-12-08 USDD

Not a lot of change since the last report, but revenues have taken a small step backwards. they now sit at just $+2B while outlays have grown to +$39B. This will be a slow week, but next week we’ll get a look at corporate taxes with the 12/15 DTS. Last December corporate taxes added up to $64B of cash receipts, so a +10% in this category could add $6B to the bottom line.