The City of Guthrie received their sales tax numbers last week for the period of late June into July. The city was down 9.82 percent on the report from last year with $538,400. That is $88,645 less than the 2018 numbers.  For the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, the city is down 7.79 percent for the year for a total of $486,375. This has now been under their 2018 numbers in ten of the eleven months this fiscal year. Through the latest report, the city has collected approximately 5.8 million dollars in 2019 compared to 6.3 million dollars in 2018. The city is also eight percent or $504,937 below plan for the year.

The good news is that with the city now collecting a bigger piece of the pie off the state use tax for internet sales, the city received $48,060 in August. Year-to-date the city has received $189,108 over their plan in 2019.

Logan County meanwhile received $266,428 on the recent report which is essentially flat to last year’s numbers of $265,149 or an increase of $1,279.     

A look across Logan County sees the same trend in the area as most of the oil drilling has moved west of Logan County. Crescent and Cashion are down 33 and 47 percent respectively, in their tax revenues compared to 2018, which is approximately $33,000 while Kingfisher is up $65,000 in sales tax revenues. Marshall also took a 45 percent dip of $2,000 on the latest report. The Mulhall-Orlando area not only saw the oil industry move out of the area, but saw a restaurant close leaving a drop of 46 percent compared to 2018 with almost $10,000 less revenues to work with between the two communities. 

The only local area to show an increase was Cedar Valley, which means it was a good month for the golf courses. Cedar Valley collected $1,135 in 2019 compared to $552 in 2018.         

 The Oklahoma Tax Commission reported that they disbursed $158,951,388 in sales tax collections this month across the state, which was only an increase of $12,168 from the $158,939,220 distributed in August 2018.         

 

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