Blackwell Sales Tax revenue UP from 2019
The pandemic might be growing and causing concerns as the holiday approaches but the good news for the City of Blackwell is that the sales tax numbers continue to grow. The November sales tax report was posted last week, and Blackwell saw a six percent increase over their 2019 numbers receiving $255,313 compared to $241,877 in 2019. The city also saw their sales tax grow ten percent over October’s numbers when they received $233,103. The sales use tax for Blackwell was also solid with a 36-percent increase with $27,470 compared to $20,222 in 2019 and is within $200 of the October numbers of $27,583.
Kay County had a great month collecting $473,260 which was a 66-percent increase over their 2019 numbers of $284,672. It is also $23,000 over October’s collections when the county received $450,073. The county also saw a huge increase in their use tax collections due to a new rate of .00917 on all items that allowed the county to collect $73,426. Last year the county collected $32,609 on a .00667 rate.
Ponca City also benefited from more local shoppers as they were 20-percent up over 2019 receiving $1,201,475 compared to $1,002,351 in 2019. The numbers were a little down from the $1,212,435, that the city received in October. Like Blackwell, Ponca City saw a solid increase in the sales use tax this month, receiving $131,084 which was 41-percent over 2019 for the same time when they received $93,089. The November use tax receipts are $20,000 less than the $152,233 the city received in October.
The city of Newkirk sales tax numbers was not quite as dramatic as October numbers were with a nine percent increase over the 2019 numbers with $36,866 compared to $33,895 in 2019. The sales tax numbers were also approximately a $6,000 decrease from the October numbers of $42,055. The sales use tax numbers also jumped by 45- percent with $7,247 compared to $4,983 in 2019 but was a $1,500 drop from the $8,741 received in October.
Tonkawa had a solid month with a 12-percent increase over 2019 with $152,716 in the city coffers compared to $135,924 and is $12,000 over the $140,970 the town received last month. The sales use tax numbers came in at $18,078 which was $6,000 better than 2019 and $5,000 better than last month.
Kaw City and Braman saw decreases in their sales tax numbers by nine and eight percent, respectively. While Kaw City did receive $6,093, that was $700 behind last year and last month’s revenues. Braman received $3,521 which was $300 below last year’s numbers and $1,200 behind their October receipts. Kaw City was also nine-percent down from last year on their use tax collections with $1,395 compared to $1,530 in 2019 and the $2,294 it received in October. Braman meanwhile received $442 which while over last year’s numbers of $380 was almost $750 behind the $1,122 the town collected last month.
Over in Grant County, the sales tax news was not as good. Medford saw a 22-percent decrease this month receiving only $34,604 compared to $44,465 in 2019 but was over the $33,247 they received last month. The town did make a little up in the sales use tax receiving $7,010 compared to $5,188 in 2019, but the town was way behind the $27,265 they received in October.
Lamont was up 21-percent this month with $6,767 compared to $5,589 in 2019 and over the $5,033 received last month. compared to $5,683 in 2019. On the sales use tax numbers, Lamont received $1,252 this month compared to $1,500 last month and $1,352 in 2019. Deer Creek took a big hit over last year’s numbers receiving only $466 compared to $3,573 in 2019 and $854 last month. The sales use tax was only $290 compared to $380 in 2019.
Grant County was 42-percent down receiving only $36,457 compared to $59,350 in 2019 and $36,423 last month. The sales use tax collected was only $8,976 compared to $29,372 last year and the $20,777 collected in October.9.
The November distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from September business represent sales from September 16-30 and from October 1-15.The disbursement of $158,558,220 in sales tax collections returned to the cities and towns reflected an increase of $2,682,742 from the $155,875,478 distributed to the cities and towns in November last year. The use tax disbursement to cities and towns was $24,250,271. In county returns, the counties shared in a $26,022,874 sales tax disbursement and a $4,218,220 use tax disbursement.
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