For the 18th consecutive month, sales tax collections in Henryetta have been on the positive side.
The May return from the state was $246,182.14, a gain of $7,375.37 above the $238,806.11 collected a year ago. It is welcome news when compared to the 2017 returns that saw only two of the ten months with increases.
Also showing an increase was the $26,375.59 use tax check from the state, up from the $16,155.86 in May 2018.
While Henryetta was celebrating the increase, Dewar, Morris and Okmulgee city officials were contending with declines. Morris received $22,567, down $123 from a year ago; Dewar picked up a check for $9,970.38, a drop of $643 and Okmulgee received $509,111.17,a loss of $51,141.18 from last May.
The Okmulgee County treasury swelled by $369,250, a gain of $54,000 from a year ago.
Statewide, $160,347,064 in sales tax collections came back to the cities and towns reflected an increase of $3,259,524 from the $157,087,540 distributed to the cities and towns in May last year.
In county returns, Oklahoma’s 77 counties shared in a $27,889,173 sales tax disbursement.