By Jeff Shultz
July was a good month for Maysville and Stratford as the two Garvin County towns were the only municipalities in the county showing an increase in sales tax collections from one-year ago.
According to the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC), six of the eight cities in Garvin County all had a drop in sales tax disbursements in September.
The September distribution of sales tax collections by the OTC primarily represents local tax receipts from July business.
The largest deficit came in Wynnewood, who continues to drop in sales tax collections.
In September, according to the OTC, Wynnewood received a disbursement of $56,223.55, a $26,860.51 decline from the same time last year when Wynnewood was handed an $83,084.06 check from the OTC.
Maysville had a $3,261.96 increase from 2014 while Stratford’s increase was $6,147.39.
State wide, the disbursement of $141,905,757 in sales tax collections was returned to 514 cities and towns, reflecting an increase of $4,713,688 from the $137,192,069 distributed to 512 cities and towns last year