Pott. County sales tax collections up

Vicky O. Misa
The Shawnee News-Star
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Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections continue to remain high, starting out 2021 on a positive note as — like the past couple months — this month's report shows a healthy increase over this time last year.

Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $732,108.87, up from the same month a year ago when $598,717.16 was received –– an increase of $133,391.71.

On average

According to an average from the past 10 years, collections have been coming in around:

• March — $608,425

• February — $733,450

• January — $673,300

• December — $640,750

• November — $645,100

• October — $672,550

• September — $665,000

• August — $658,700

• July — $639,500

• June — $624,150

• May — $636,950

• April — $626,400

Year-end

Overall totals for 2020 came in above 2019, settling at $8,371,692.16. Comparing 2019's figures, which were just more than $8.1 million, 2020 showed a slight increase of $219,917.37. Data from the past 10 years shows a steady rise in collections each year.

For story ideas, questions or concerns, reporter Vicky O. Misa can be reached at vicky.misa@news-star.com.