POSTED MAY 31, 2019
By Jeff Shultz
March business was good to three Garvin County cities as the May distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) shows Elmore City, Stratford and Wynnewood having increases in sales tax collections from one year ago.
The May distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from March business. Elmore City had the largest increase, according to the OTC.
The small Garvin County community reported an increase of $24,281.56 from sales tax collections one year ago. Wynnewood was next with a sales tax distribution of $73,883.08, a $13,948.59 increase from May of 2018.
According to the OTC, Stratford’s sales tax distribution was $40,393.75, an increase of $710.05 from one year ago. Pauls Valley had the largest decrease among the cities and towns in Garvin County.
PV received $523,862.62 this month, a reduction of $49,959.49 from one year ago. The tiny town of Foster followed Pauls Valley on the short side of the ledger. Foster received $8,699.64, a drop of $38,720.72 from last year.
Lindsay’s sales tax distribution was $32,725.73 down from one year ago, the disbursement of $160,347,064 in sales tax collections returned 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.