Henryetta continued on the plus side for sales tax monies this month.
For the third consecutive month, Henryetta reported a gain in retail sales amounting to $291,097. That was up from $242,471 a year ago.
Also on the plus side was the use tax check from the state. This month is amounted to $33,976, up $6,073 from last October.
Those totals are based on local tax receipts from August business.
Henryetta’s gain amounts to $1,100,419 for the fiscal year that started July 1. During the same four months of the previous fiscal year, the town received $1,030,809.
Henryetta joined Okmulgee, Morris, Checotah, Eufaula and Okemah on the plus side. Dewar, Beggs, Weleetka and Dustin all reported declines in sales tax monies for the month.
The disbursement of $184,039,891 in sales tax collections returned to the cities and towns reflected an increase of $23,526,342 from the $160,513,549 distributed to the cities and towns in October last year.

 Town 2021 2020
 Henryetta  $291,097  $242,471
 Okmulgee  $658,508  $515,978
 Dewar  $15,045  $15,381
 Morris $25,257  $23,717 
 Okemah  $120,406  $116,720
 Weleetka  $17,510 $19,334
 Beggs  $44,884  $53,170
Dustin $2,471 $3,587
Checotah $413,128 $347,766
Eufaula $219,310 $212,125