Henryetta city officials got another bit of good news this past week when the monthly sales tax distribution was held.
The May return to the town amounted to $238,806, an increase of $16,000 above last year. It continues a series of increased sales tax checks that started last December.
In addition to the gain in sales tax, the town also picked up $16,155.86 in the monthly use taxes. That was a nearly $5,000 improvement over a year ago.
The increased revenues from March and April business was also felt by both Okmulgee city and county officials. The state’s distribution of city sales tax to Okmulgee amounted to $560,252, a $58,000 upswing from a year ago. Okmulgee County received $315,651 which was a $21,000 gain from 2017.
Dewar continued a series of declines that started in in August of 2017. This month, the town received $10,613 compared to $12,051 a year ago.
Statewide, $157,087,540 in sales tax collections was returned to cities and towns across the state. That was a nearly $11 million increase from a year ago.