For the first time in 20 consecutive months the Henryetta sales tax check was smaller than the previous year.
The July distribution of sales tax collections to Henryetta amounted to $230.190, a drop of $2,588 from last year. That broke the all-time longest series of increases in sales taxes for the town in the past 11 years.
Even though the sales taxes were down, Henryetta’s share of use tax monies had a boost. The town received $18,725, a gain of $6,621 from a year ago.
Dewar picked up in sales, receiving a check for $17,339, gaining $6,567 from the $10,772 last year.
Okmulgee had the second consecutive month with a gain, receiving $570,035, up $11,646 from a year ago.
The upward trend continues for the Okmulgee County portion of the sales tax collections. County officials deposited $385,859, up from the $322,907 last year.
Statewide, $158,864,212 was distributed to cities and towns, a decrease of $768,194 from the $159,632,406 distributed to the cities and towns in July last year.
Those taxes are collected from businessesrepresenting sales from May 16 to May 31 and estimated sales from June 1 to June 15.