National tax revenues increased 23.8 percent in December from a year earlier to 2.939 trillion yen due to growth in stock dividend-related income tax, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

Income tax revenues rose 27.9 percent to 1.286 trillion yen, while corporate tax revenues came to 215.87 billion yen, up 549.3 percent from a year before, when they fell sharply due to a special refund.

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