By Jeff Shultz
October proved to be a good month for Pauls Valley as the county seat led all other towns and cities in Garvin County in sales tax collections, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
The December distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from October business.
According to the OTC, Pauls Valley had a total distribution of $533,246.16, a $32,769.03 increase from December of 2017.
Pauls Valley joined Foster, Lindsay and Maysville as the only cities and towns to show an increase from the same reporting period one year ago.
The tiny community of Foster had an increase of $12,564.89 from one year ago while Lindsay, who has seen a decrease in sales tax collections in the past, had a total distribution of $291,161.33, an $8,493.53 increase.
Maysville wound up with a small increase from one year ago, $528.73.
Elmore City, according to the OTC, had a shortfall in sales tax collections in October.
EC had a total distribution of $22,917.06, down by over $18 thousand from the $41,850.49 received in December 2017.
Stratford, Wynnewood and Paoli joined Elmore City on the negative side of the ledger.
State wide, the disbursement of $153,384,772 in sales tax collections returned to the cities and towns reflected an increase of $9,079,052 from the $144,305,720 distributed to the cities and towns in December last year.