Blackwell sales tax revenue huge for Aug-Sept
The sales tax numbers are out for October. The recent report covers the sales period of August 15-31 and estimated sales of September 1-15. The Oklahoma Tax Commission reports that $184.1 million in sales tax collections was dispersed to the cities and town s across the state. Another $28.5 million was distributed for use tax collection.
The 77 counties in Oklahoma shared $30.1 million in sales tax dollars and another $5.2 million in sales use tax dollars. Locally Blackwell received $284,676 compared to $233,103 in 2020 and a little down from the $293,975 they received in September. The sales use tax collected was up slightly at $28,740 compared to $27,586 in 2020.
The Kay County coffers received $492,898 this month compared to $454,073 in 2020. The sales use tax collections were almost 50-percent off at $71,773 compared to $148,971 in 2020.
Ponca City received $1,429,188 this month up from $1,212,435 in 2020 and their use tax was still strong at $162,462 compared to $152,233 in 2020. Tonkawa had a solid month receiving $158,589 compared to $140,970 in 2020. The sales use tax in Tonkawa was up approximately $5,000 at $18,373 compared to $13,730. Kaw City showed a slight increase from the $6755 last year to $7,678 in 2021 while the use tax did drop from $2,294 to $1,497.
Braman had a solid month of collections with $10,321 compared to $4,7778 in 2020, while their use tax dropped to $676 compared to $1,122 in 2020. Newkirk was the only Kay County municipality to not exceed last year’s sales tax numbers with $40,664 compared to $42,055 in 2020. The use tax was also down $200 to $8,505 from $8,741.
Over in Grant County, Deer Creek was at $959 compared to $594 in 2020; while their use tax was down to $187 compared to $254 in 2020. Lamont was up 300 percent this month at $14,533 compared to $5,033 in 2020 and their use tax numbers were flat at $1,500.
Medford also had a nice month collecting $41,556 compared to $33,247 in 2020 but took a hit in the use tax collections down more than 50-percent at $12,772 compared to 27,264. Grant County received $44,061 this month compared to $36,423 in 2020 but also saw a drop in its use tax by approximately $5, 000 to $15,257.
The sales tax numbers continue to show growth as in September the total sales tax collections for the July and August period were only at $184 million which was still a 422 million dollar increase over last summer when we were still in the middle of the pandemic shutdown. The use tax in September was at $26 million to compare and the counties received $31.8 million in sales tax in the September rollout.
The municipalities use this tax money for their general fund budgets, so were possible please shop local.
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