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

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

Chance Allison, new finance director and city treasurer, reports the June sales tax check received this month was $1,566,370.08, higher than June 2017, which was $1,537,860.34.

Allison said the Fiscal Year ended June 30, and that actual sales tax s collected were down $90,396.88 or 0.50 percent, compared to last year.

The year-end totals report a final tally of $18,039,905.71, compared to 2017 when $18,130,302.59 was collected over the year. For 2016, reported collections were $17,989,042.88.

To date, the total Use Tax collected is $1,448,902.59 –– down $41,242.42 or 2.77 percent compared to June of 2017, when $1,490,145.01 was received.

“Fiscal year 2016 carried a significant increase of 4.28 percent; fiscal year 2017 increased 0.79 percent; and fiscal year 2018 decreased 0.50 percent,” Allison's report reads.

On average, his report states, sales taxes have increased over the previous periods, as follows:

• 10-year period — 1.39 percent

• 5-year period — 1.28 percent

• 3-year period — 1.52 percent

Allison also said internet sales began this month, which means those funds will begin to show up, starting with August's report.

He said estimates indicate that Oklahoma City is seeing about a 1-percent increase.

County

Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections for July showed a decrease in revenue over July 2017. Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $665,182.55, down from the same month a year ago when $693,886.28 was received –– a decrease of $28,703.73.

Total Pottawatomie County collections for the year so far — January through July — is reported at $4,528,696.56. Last year at this time, the county was looking at a total of $4,491,274.88 through July — an increase of $37,421.68 so far this year.