Stillwater News Press

December 28, 2013

December sales tax distributions steady in Stillwater

By Chris Day
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater collected $2.47 million in sales taxes, according to the December report from the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

The December distribution of sales tax collections represents local tax receipts from October business. The state disbursed $130.9 million to 511 cities and towns, reflecting a $2.61 million increase from the $128.2 million distributed in December 2012.

In county returns, 76 counties shared $28.8 million.

Sales tax money accounts for the majority of revenue in Stillwater’s budget, while the county’s collections go toward road and bridge projects and firefighting equipment.

Stillwater’s sales tax collections held steady in October and September. The city received $2.45 million in sales tax revenues for the month of September.

Payne County’s sales tax revenues were approximately $939,500 in September, according to the state agency’s November report.

Here’s a look at October sales tax revenues for area cities and counties.

Cities

• Carney, $11,871.22

• Coyle, $9,479.88

• Cushing, $611,771.20

• Drumright (Payne County) $997.77

• Glencoe, $11,027.39

• Langston, $8,485.45

• Lone Chimney, $11,394.88

• Morrison, $13,841.24

• Mulhall, $17,142.86

• Orlando (Payne Co.), $3,864.41

• Pawnee, $55,358

• Perry, $206,967.62

• Red Rock, $6,413.16

• Ripley, $3,147.24

• Stillwater, $2,474,391.99

• Tryon, $4,298.39

• Yale, $19,522.23

Counties

• Creek, $426,540.72

• Lincoln, $231,057.10

• Logan, $613,645.87

• Noble, $271,648.98

• Pawnee, $178,169.75

• Payne, $950,040.32