Brazil's federal tax revenues rise for 2nd month in September

BRASILIA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's federal tax revenues rose for a second straight month in September, government data showed on Thursday, adding to evidence of an accelerating economic recovery and fueling hopes that the government will meet its budget target this year.

Federal tax revenues totaled 105.595 billion reais ($33.29 billion) last month, up 8.66 percent from September 2016 after discounting for inflation, according to the federal tax agency.

($1 = 3.1722 reais) (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Bernadette Baum)