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City sales tax collections up in October

Collections totaled $17.9 million. It is the tenth month in a row of sales tax growth. Average growth over those 10 months has been at 9.8 percent. When all city sales taxes are combined, including the general fund, MAPS 3, police and fire and the zoo, the total generated in October, which reflects collections for

State experiences third straight month of lower tax collections

For the third straight month, collections to the Oklahoma Treasury took a dip based on lower gross production tax collections. Gross collections for August were down 2.8 percent from the same month last year. Oil and gas collections on production were down 53.7 percent for the month, while sales tax collections were up 10.4 percent.

Sales tax collections up in August, use tax down

While sales tax collections were up 4.7 percent in August, for the fiscal year it has averaged 8.6 percent growth over the same period last year. Use tax collections, taxes paid on goods purchased outside the state but used in the city, totaled $3.18 million in August. The August sales tax collections check included monies

City budget for upcoming fiscal year set at $919 million

Some city police and firefighting positions that were cut due to budget restraints over the last two years could be restored in the budget presented by City Manager Jim Couch to the city council May 10. Council members received the $919 million proposed budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The general fund portion was proposed

Maker’s Cigar Lounge shut down over unpaid sales tax

Maker’s Cigar Lounge and Piano Bar, 100 Oklahoma Ave., in Bricktown was ordered closed Nov. 29 by the Oklahoma County District Court for non-compliance of payment of sales taxes totaling more than $267,000. The immediate, temporary restraining order was issued to the bar’s owner, Clinton B. Greenhaw, due to a lawsuit filed against the business

OKC sees sixth consecutive month of increased sales tax distribution

A compilation of metro area sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission for October – same as last month – show all but one of seven metro-area cities experienced increases in year-over-year comparisons. This month, Oklahoma City received $32,039,183 – a 19.23-percent increase when compared to the same month last year, which brought in

Most OKC metro area cities faring well with September sales tax distribution

A compilation of metro area sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission for September show all but one of the seven metro-area cities saw increases in year-over-year comparisons. This month, Oklahoma City, received $31,079,411 – a 13.59-percent increase when compared to the same month last year, which brought in $27,361,920. In August, Oklahoma City

ODOT says funding is in place for new boulevard, but there may not be enough

Everyone from Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett down agrees that once Interstate 40 is torn down, redone and open for business in 2012, a new centerpiece boulevard connecting the Crosstown to Downtown will be constructed. Unfortunately for the city of Oklahoma City, everyone also agrees that the final price tag of the entire project remains

OKC experiences third consecutive sales tax increase; two metro area cities show declines

A compilation of metro area sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission for July is similar to last month – all but two cities saw increases in year-over-year comparisons. This month, Oklahoma City experiences its third consecutive increase after 14 successive drops. The July distribution of collections, primarily representing local tax receipts from May

OKC metro-area cities faring well with June sales tax distribution

A compilation of metro-area sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission for June shows all but two cities saw increases in year-over-year comparisons. This month, Oklahoma City experiences its second consecutive increase after 14 successive drops. The June distribution of collections, primarily representing local tax receipts from April business, shows increases in five of

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