Blackwell's sales tax revenue up 11% from 2020

February 18, 2021

The Oklahoma Tax Commission released the sales tax numbers for the Dec.16-31 and Jan. 1-15 period on February 11. The report shows Blackwell received $276,160 this month

compared to $249,494 last year which is an 11 per-cent increase in comparison to the same period.

The sales use tax for Blackwell was down 22-percent this month with the city only receiving $38,112 compared to $48,901 in 2020. Kay County had a great month collecting $475,386 which was 41-percent ahead of last year’s numbers of $337,011 and ahead of last month when the county received $469,797.

The sales use tax also saw a similar spike with a 31-percent increase over 2020 with $91,747 collected compared to $70,028 last year but they were significantly down from the $202,509 received last month. Ponca City also benefited from more local shoppers as they were20-percent up over 2020 receiving $1,380,813 this month compared to $1,164,798 in 2020 but were even with last month’s numbers of $1.3 million in sales tax received. Ponca City saw a solid increase in the 2021 sales use tax this month, receiving $195,433 compared to $157,525 last year and $184,400 last month. That is a 24-percent increase in comparing the year-to-year numbers.

The City of Newkirk sales tax numbers continued solid sales tax revenues with a 10-percent jump in the sales tax receiving $41,217 in 2021 compared to $37,454 last year, a ten percent increase and was up over the $36,871 received last month. The sales use tax numbers unfortunately fell 30-percent this month in Newkirk with only $12,125 compared to $17,267 in 2020. Tonkawa had a two percent increase in sales tax this month getting $131,567 compared to $128,836 in 2020 and was flat to the $130,333 received last month. The

sales use tax numbers came in at $36,228 compared to $18,550 last year and $21,195 last month.

That is a solid 95-percent increase in a month compared to the 2020 numbers. Kaw City received $15,078 this month which was 95-percent over last year’s numbers of $7,777

and ahead of last month’s numbers of $6,471. The sales use tax was reported as $3,704 compared to $2,010 in 2020, an 84-percent increase.

Braman had another solid month with $5,047 compared to $2,629 last year and the $5,349 in sales tax received last month. Braman meanwhile received $1,908 in sales use tax compared to $797 in 2020.

Over in Grant County, the sales tax news was not as good. Medford saw a 42-percent decrease this month receiving only $33,018 compared to $56,991 in 2020. The town got a little help from sales use tax receiving $16,579 com-pared to $6,602 in 2020. Lamont received $4,614 compared to $3,697 last year, a 25-percent increase over the 2020 numbers.

On the sales use tax numbers, Lamont received $2,260 which was flat to last year’s numbers of $2,160.

Deer Creek took a big hit over last year’s numbers receiving only $843 compared to $1,593 in 2020. The sales use tax was only $370 compared to $380 in

2020. Grant County was 44-percent down receiving only $31,816 compared to $56,512 in 2020. The sales use tax collect-ed was only $18,032 compared to

$30,943 in 2020, a 42-percent decrease.

The state disbursed $166.2 million this month in sales tax to the municipalities, which is an increase of $3.6 million over February 2020. The use tax disbursement to cities and towns was $34.9 million this month. In county returns, the counties shared in a $27.1 million sales tax disbursement and a $6,2 million in the use tax monies.