Shawnee city sales tax collections are up for March, compared to the same month a year ago.

Shawnee city sales tax collections are up for March, compared to the same month a year ago.

Cindy Arnold, finance director and city treasurer, reports the March sales tax check received this month was $54,946 or .87 percent higher than March 2016.

“Compared to March 2015 we were up $78,209 or 6 percent,” she said.

For the fiscal year we are up $1,849 or .01 percent, she said.

Arnold said Use tax deposit in March for February collections was $131,427.

“Use tax was down from last year 11.75 percent for this fiscal year (July-March),” she said, “but, in dollars, only $137,556,” she said.

“We should see an increase in Use Tax the last couple of months of this fiscal year since Amazon has started collecting Oklahoma sales tax," she said.

County

Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections for March showed an increase in revenue over March 2015. Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $612,887.55, up from the same month a year ago when $582,549.43 was received –– an increase of $30,338.12.

You can reach Vicky O. Misa at (405) 214-3962.