Sales tax revenue up from 2019 in Blackwell
The good news for the City of Blackwell is that the sales tax numbers continue to hold steady with some growth over the 2019 numbers.
The Oklahoma Tax Commission released the sales tax numbers for the Oct. 16-31 and Nov. 1-15 reporting period last Friday, The December report show Blackwell received $230,279 this month compared to $223,666 in 2019, a three percent increase. The bad news is that the numbers are down ten percent from Novembers’ numbers of $255,313.
The sales use tax for Blackwell was also solid with a 12-percent increase with $31505 compared to $28,112 in 2019 and 27,470 received last month.
Kay County had a great month collecting $434,718 compared to $309,774 in 2019 which is a 40 percent increase over the year. The December report also shows an eight percent decrease over last month when the county received $473,260. 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 $174,006 compared to $38,436 in 2019.
The county also exceed last months’ collections by $30,000 when the county received $73,426.
Ponca City also benefited from more local shoppers as they were 22-percent up over 2019 receiving $1,331,236 compared to $1,091,148 in 2019. Like Blackwell, Ponca City saw a solid increase in the sales use tax this month, receiving $145,131 which was 49-percent over 2019 for the same time when they received $97,281.
The City of Newkirk sales tax numbers was not quite as dramatic as October numbers were with a seven percent increase over the 2019 numbers with $38,523 compared to $35,966 in 2019. The sales use tax numbers also jumped 18- percent with $7,808 compared to $6,630 in 2019.
Tonkawa dropped almost $20,000 is sales tax this month as they came in at $130,600 compared to the $152,716 last month and was down slightly from the $132,875, they received in 2019 for the same time. The sales use tax numbers came in at $22,877 this month which is a 100-percent increase over last year’s numbers of $11,573 and another $4,000 over last month’s revenue of $18,078.
Kaw City received $12,569 this month compared to $2,889 in 2019 and only $6,093 last month. Braman was down to $3,377 this month from $4021 in 2019 but flat to the $3,521 received last month. Kaw City also bounced back on their sales use tax with $2,048 compared to $1,495 and the $1,395 received in November. Braman meanwhile received $490 which was behind last year’s numbers of $905.
Over in Grant County, the sales tax news was not as good. Medford saw a 23-percent decrease this month receiving only $32,819 compared to $42,598 in 2019. The town also took a hit on their use tax revenues with $6,953 compared to $7,671 in 2019.
Lamont was down last month after receiving $3,900 compared to $5,56 last year and $6,767 last month. 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 $1,490 this month compared to $1,252 last month and $815 in 2019.
Deer Creek took a big hit over last year’s numbers receiving only $1,131 compared to $1,951 in 2019. The sales use tax was only $272 compared to $340 in 2019.
Grant County was 10-percent down receiving only $36,780 compared to $40,395 in 2019 and $36,423 last month. The sales use tax collected was only $19,159 compared to $36,852 last year.
The December distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission represent represent sales from October 16-31 and November 1-15.
The disbursement of $154,648,811 in sales tax collections returned to the cities and towns reflected an increase of $4,830,778 from the $159,479,589 distributed to the cities and towns in December last year. The use tax disbursement to cities and towns was $26,747,038. In county returns, the counties shared in a $25,051,185 sales tax disbursement and a $4,960,128 use tax disbursement
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