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

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

In his final act as finance director and city treasurer, Chance Allison reported the July sales tax check received this month was $1,834,334.54, almost $270,000 higher than July 2018, which was $1,566,370.08.

Allison said sales and use tax collections totaled $2,068,470.45 for July.

“The overall budgeted increase for both sales and use tax collections for FY 2020 was a modest 0.75 percent based on conservative estimates of historical trends.” he said. “For the year, sales tax collections are up $22,477 or 1.24 percent over the projected budget.”

Use tax collections are up approximately $110,528 or 89.42 percent over the projected budget year-to-date, he said.

County

Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections for July showed a decrease in revenue over July 2018. Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $662,206.91, down from the same month a year ago when $665,182.55 was received –– a decrease of $2,975.64.