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

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

Cindy Arnold, finance director and city treasurer, reports the December sales tax check received this month was $1,436,804 or 2.24 percent higher than December 2016 of $1,405,365.

To date, the total Use Tax collected is $133,935.05 –– down $22,513.72 or 14.39 percent compared to December of 2016.

“Compared to last year, use tax is up $121,082 or 17.47 percent for the year,” Arnold said.

County

Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections for December showed scarcely a decrease — less than $10 — in revenue over December 2016. Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $612,548.46, barely down from the same month a year ago when $612,556.14 was received –– a decrease of $7.68.