Henryetta’s sales tax check this month was $27,718 smaller than a year ago.
Based on sales from mid-February to mid-March, the 2017 check from the state amounted to $206,338.91. A year ago the town received $234,055.68. This was the third time since January that sales tax receipts have been lower than last year. It is also the sixth time in the current fiscal year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) that sales tax receipts have shown a loss from the previous year.
Henryetta has received a total of $2,191,613 in sales tax monies since July 1. That is slightly ahead of the $2,181,894 for the same time in 2016.
The town continues to do well in use tax collections. In April, Henryetta received $10,447.20 compared with $9,708.96 last year. That totals $150,091.06 for the current fiscal year.
February and March were good months for the city of Okmulgee with a check for $486,470. That was up $180,558 from the same time a year ago.
Statewide, $135,168,890 was returned to cities and towns. That was down nearly $2 million from a year ago.