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

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

Chance Allison, finance director and city treasurer, reports the August sales tax check received this month was $1,553,456.44 just lower than August 2017 figure — $1,559,594.

Also, effective Oct. 1, 2018, City of Shawnee sales taxes will adjust from 3 percent to 3.5 percent, in accordance with the latest city tax increase to fund capital improvements. Notices to sales tax permit holders have been sent out.

“The budgeted sales tax revenue for fiscal year 2019 is anticipated to be $19,852,560, which includes anticipated collection of $1,819,899 for public safety, streets and parks and recreation capital improvements,” Allison said.

County

Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections for August showed a decrease in revenue over August 2017. Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $667,068.71, down from the same month a year ago when $697,458.10 was received –– a decrease of $30,389.39.