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

Chance Allison, finance director and city treasurer, reports the April sales tax check received this month was $1,818,223.63, nearly $400,000 higher than the $1,420,532 received at this time last year.

Sales and use tax collections totaled $1,975,419 for April 2019, he said.

“The overall budgeted increase for both sales and use tax collections for FY 2019 was a modest 0.50 percent based on conservative estimates of historical trends,” he said. “For the year, sales tax collections are up $283,867, or 1.73 percent, over the projected budget.”

Use tax collections, Allison said are up approximately $168,741, or 13.70 percent, over the projected budget year-to-date.

County

Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections for April showed an increase in revenue over April 2018. Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $654,065.44, up from the same month a year ago when $620,039.88 was received –– an increase of $34,025.56.