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September sales and use tax collection up 2.88 percent from last year

Released:Oct 01, 2019

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MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 1, 2019) – September’s sales and use tax collection totaled $2,526,386. The collection is based off July 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in August 2019 and apportioned to the City in September 2019.

This is an increase from September 2018 total collections by $70,707 (2.88 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for September 2019 by $133,010 (5.56 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in September 2019 was $2,296,997, which is up $17,350 (0.76 percent) from September 2018 and exceeded budget projections for September 2019 by $26,086 (1.15 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in September 2019 was $229,389, which is up $53,357 (30.31 percent) from September 2018 and exceeded budget projections for September 2019 by $106,924 (87.31 percent).

As of July 2019, the City no longer collects lodging tax payments directly. Lodging tax is collected by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, who began remitting payments to the City in September 2019 for taxes collected in July 2019, resulting in a difference in timing of tax revenue receipts.

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in September 2019 totaled $57,332, which is down from September 2018 collections by $16,075 (21.90 percent), and below budget projections by $18,661 (24.56 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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Stillwater’s August total tax collections are up 3.3 percent from last year

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Sept. 9, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected a total of $2,629,150 in both sales and use tax from June 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in July 2019 and apportioned to the City in August 2019.

This is an increase from August 2018 total collections by $83,975 (3.3 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for August 2019 by $132,684 (5.31 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in August 2019 was $2,429,192, which is up $13,668 (0.57 percent) from August 2018 and exceeded budget projections for August 2019 by $22,924 (0.95 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in August 2019 was $199,958, which is up $70,307 (54.23 percent) from August 2018 and exceeded budget projections for August 2019 by $109,760 (121.69 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in July 2019 on June 2019 transactions totaled $82,471, which is up from July 2018 collections by $14,213 (20.82 percent), and over budget projections by $11,809 (16.71 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s July sales tax apportionment is down 8.69 percent from last year’s number

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Aug. 2, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,253,115 in sales tax from May 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in June 2019 and apportioned to the City in July 2019.

This is a decrease from July 2018 collections by $214,341 (8.69 percent) and collections fell below projections for July 2019 by $204,885 (8.34 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in July 2019 was $171,248, which is up $83,859 (95.96 percent) from July 2018 and exceeded projections for July 2019 by $110,452 (181.68 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in June 2019 on May 2019 transactions totaled $78,061, which is down from June 2018 collections by $40,922 (34.39 percent), but over FY20 year-to-date projections by $52,784 (7.33 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s June sales tax apportionment is up 3.44 percent from last year’s number

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / July 8, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,467,223 in sales tax from April 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in May 2019 and apportioned to the City in June 2019.

This is an increase from June 2018 collections by $82,056 (3.44 percent), a decrease year-to-date of $75,801 (0.27 percent) and collections exceeded projections for June 2019 by $97,497 (4.11 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in June 2019 was $199,371, which is up $66,707 (50.28 percent) from June 2018, up year-to-date by $177,057 (8.34 percent) and exceeded projections for June 2019 by $99,379 (99.39 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in May 2019 on April 2019 transactions totaled $72,444, which is down from May 2018 collections by $3,492 (4.60 percent), under year-to-date by $35,598 (4.87 percent) and exceeded projections for May 2019 by $8,069 (12.53 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s May use tax collections exceed projections by 110.07 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 3, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,305,703 in sales tax from March 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in April 2019 and apportioned to the City in May 2019.

This is a decrease from May 2018 collections by $33,868 (1.45 percent), a decrease year-to-date of $157,857 (0.60 percent) and collections fell below projections for May 2019 by $18,723 (0.81 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in May 2019 was $250,333, which is up $92,229 (58.33 percent) from May 2018, up year-to-date by $110,350 (5.54 percent) and exceeded projections for May 2019 by $131,167 (110.07 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in April 2019 on March 2019 transactions totaled $64,531, which is down from April 2018 collections by $760 (1.16 percent), under year-to-date by $32,106 (4.91 percent) and exceeded projections for April 2019 by $9,180 (16.59 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s April use tax collections exceed projections by 64 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 1, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,128,955 in sales tax from February 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in March 2019 and apportioned to the City in April 2019.

This is a decrease from April 2018 collections by $90,264 (4.07 percent), a decrease year-to-date of $123,989 (0.52 percent) and collections fell below projections for April 2019 by $75,898 (3.44 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in April 2019 was $183,879, which is up $35,124 (23.61 percent) from April 2018, up year-to-date by $18,121 (0.99 percent) and exceeded projections for April 2019 by $71,759 (64 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in March 2019 on February 2019 transactions totaled $45,820, which is up from March 2018 collections by $1,357 (3.05 percent), under year-to-date by $31,346 (5.32 percent) and exceeded projections for March 2019 by $8,126 (21.56 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


March 2019 sales tax collections fall below projections by 9.41 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / April 3, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,100,915 in sales tax from January 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in February 2019 and apportioned to the City in March 2019.

This is a decrease from March 2018 collections by $31,964 (1.50 percent), a decrease year-to-date of $33,725 (0.16 percent) and collections fell below projections for March 2019 by $218,157 (9.41 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in March 2019 was $183,493, which is up $11,991 (6.99 percent) from March 2018, down year-to-date by $17,004 (1.01 percent) and above projections for March 2019 by $35,712 (62.43 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in February 2019 on January 2019 transactions totaled $35,327, which is down from February 2018 collections by $8,502 (19.42 percent), under year-to-date by $35,198 (6.46 percent) and below projections for February 2019 by $2,599 (6.86 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s February 2019 sales tax collections fall below projections by 2.79 percent

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / March 4, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,254,350 in sales tax from December 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in January 2019 and apportioned to the City in February 2019.

This is a decrease from February 2018 collections by $79,833 (3.42 percent), a decrease year-to-date of $1,760 (0.01 percent) and collections fell below projections for February 2019 by $64,722 (2.79 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in February 2019 was $240,040, which is up $43,972 (22.43 percent) from February 2018, down year-to-date by $28,995 (1.92 percent) and above projections for February 2019 by $92,259 (62.43 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in January 2019 on December 2018 transactions totaled $38,517, which is down from January 2018 collections by $6,173 (13.81 percent), under year-to-date by $26,696 (5.33 percent) and above projections for January 2019 by $631 (1.67 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s January sales tax apportionment is down 5.85 percent from last year’s number

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Feb. 13, 2019) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,285,618 in sales tax from November 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in December 2018 and apportioned to the City in January 2019.

This is a decrease from January 2018 collections by $148,169 (5.85 percent), an increase year-to-date of $78,073 (0.45 percent) and collections fell below projections for January 2019 by $21,484 (0.89 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in January 2019 was $220,859, which is up $39,037 (21.47 percent) from January 2018, down year-to-date by $72,966 (5.55 percent) and below projections for January 2019 by $33,194 (13.07 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in December 2018 on November 2018 transactions totaled $49,870, which is down from December 2017 collections by $28,858 (36.66 percent), under year-to-date by $20,523 (4.50 percent) and under projections for December 2018 by $16,310 (24.65 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s December 2018 sales tax collections exceed projections by 1.39 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Jan. 24, 2018) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,440,649 in sales tax from October 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in November 2018 and apportioned to the City in December 2018.

This is an increase from December 2017 collections by $17,863 (0.74 percent), an increase year-to-date of $226,241 (1.55 percent) and collections exceeded projections for December 2018 by $33,547 (1.39 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in December 2018 was $236,503, which is down $100,561 (29.83 percent) from December 2017, down year-to-date by $112,003 (9.88 percent) and below projections for December 2018 by $17,550 (6.91 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in November 2018 on October 2018 transactions totaled $89,630, which is up from November 2017 collections by $11,565 (14.81 percent), over year-to-date by $8,335 (2.21 percent) and over projections for November 2018 by $23,450 (35.43 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285.

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater's November sales tax apportionment is 0.12 percent over last year's number

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Nov. 19, 2018) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,441,804 in sales tax from September 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in October 2018 and apportioned to the City in November 2018.

This is an increase from November 2017 collections by $2,868 (0.12 percent), an increase year-to-date of $208,379 (1.71 percent) and collections exceeded projections for November 2018 by $18,657 (0.77 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in November 2018 was $164,171, which is down $17,193 (9.48 percent) from November 2017, down year-to-date by $11,442 (1.44 percent) and over projections for November 2018 by $27,473 (20.10 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in October 2018 on September 2018 transactions totaled $89,253, which is up from October 2017 collections by $17,462 (24.32 percent), under year-to-date by $3,230 (1.08 percent) and over projections for October 2018 by $28,392 (46.65 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s October 2018 sales tax collections exceed projections by 4.37 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 23, 2018) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,821,407 in sales tax from August 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in September 2018 and apportioned to the City in October 2018.

This is an increase from October 2017 collections by $100,430 (3.69 percent), an increase year-to-date of $205,511 (2.10 percent) and collections exceeded projections for October 2018 by $118,045 (4.37 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in October 2018 was $228,132, which is up $62,933 (38.10 percent) from October 2017, up year-to-date by $5,750 (0.93 percent) and over projections for October 2018 by $103,618 (83.22 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in September 2018 on August 2018 transactions totaled $73,407, which is down from September 2017 collections by $3,875 (5.01 percent), under year-to-date by $20,691 (9.09 percent) and over projections for September 2018 by $7,891 (12.04 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s September 2018 sales tax collections fall below projections by 8.12 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 1, 2018) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,279,647 in sales tax from July 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in August 2018 and apportioned to the City in September 2018.

This is a decrease from September 2017 collections by $217,584 (8.71 percent), an increase year-to-date of $105,081 (1.49 percent) and collections fell behind projections for September 2018 by $201,417 (8.12 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in September 2018 was $176,032, which is up $33,239 (23.28 percent) from September 2017, down year-to-date by $57,183 (12.70 percent) and over projections for September 2018 by $68,406 (63.56 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in August 2018 on July 2018 transactions totaled $65,210, which is down from August 2017 collections by $1,619 (2.42 percent), under year-to-date by $16,817 (11.19 percent) and over projections for August 2018 by $8,556 (15.10 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


August sales tax collections exceed projections by 9.05 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Aug. 29, 2018) – The City of Stillwater collected $2,415,524 in sales tax from June 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in July 2018 and apportioned to the City in August 2018.

This is an increase from August 2017 collections of $186,123 (8.35 percent), an increase year-to-date of $322,664 (7.08 percent) and collections exceeded projections for August 2018 by $200,555 (9.05 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in August 2018 was $129,651, which is down $8,795 (6.35 percent) from August 2017, down year-to-date by $90,423 (29.41 percent) and over projections for August 2018 by $25,301 (24.25 percent).

Cigarette and tobacco tax was $13,336 for the month of August 2018. This is down $14,727 (52.48 percent) from August 2017, down year-to-date $15,313 (24.95 percent) year-to-date and under budget by $11,566 (20.07 percent). 

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in July 2018 on June 2018 transactions totaled $68,258, which is down from July 2017 collections by $15,198 (18.21 percent), under year-to-date by $15,198 (18.21 percent) and under projections for July 2018 by $2,492 (3.52 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

We also update a sales, use and hotel/motel tax report monthly at http://stillwater.org/document-center/detail/id/285

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater's June sales tax apportionment is 5.11 percent over last year's number

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 26, 2018) – The City of Stillwater received $2,385,167 in sales tax from April 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in May 2018 and apportioned to the City in June 2018.

This is an increase from June 2017 apportionment of $116,064 (5.11 percent), an increase year-to-date of $495,934 (1.77 percent) and collections exceed budget by $185,051 (0.65 percent).

Use tax apportioned to the City of Stillwater in June 2018 was $132,664, which is down $6,284 (4.52 percent) from June 2017, up year-to-date by $606,461 (40 percent) and over the budget by $434,105 (25.71 percent).

Cigarette and tobacco tax apportioned in June 2018 totaled $28,357, which is down from June 2017 by $4,930 (14.81 percent), up year-to-date by $2,608 (0.77 percent) and over budget by $20,809 (6.50 percent). 

Hotel and motel tax remitted to the City in May 2018 on April 2018 transactions totaled $75,936, which is up from May 2017 collections by $8,771 (13.06 percent), over year-to-date by $10,610 (1.47 percent) and over budget by $57,785 (8.59 percent). 

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.

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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater's May sales tax apportionment is 2.25 percent ahead of last year's number

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 24, 2018) – The City of Stillwater received $2,339,571 in sales tax from March 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in April 2018 and apportioned to the City in May 2018.

This is an increase from May 2017 apportionment of $51,430 (2.25 percent), an increase year-to-date of $381,486 (1.48 percent) and collections exceed the budget by $95,717 (0.37 percent).

Use tax apportioned to the City of Stillwater in May 2018 was $158,104, which is up $6,589 (4.35 percent) from May 2017, up year-to-date by $612,745 (44.49 percent) and over the budget by $456,183 (29.74 percent).

Cigarette and tobacco tax apportioned in May 2018 totaled $36,068, which is up from May 2017 by $11,735 (48.23 percent), up year-to-date by $7,538 (2.47 percent) and over budget by $23,948 (8.30 percent).

Hotel and motel tax collected in April 2018 on March 2018 transactions totaled $65,291, which is more than April 2017 collections by $802 (1.24 percent), over year-to-date by $1,839 (0.28 percent) and over budget by $44,612 (7.32 percent).

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.
 
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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater's April sales tax apportionment is up 4.96 percent compared to this time last year

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / April 16, 2018) – The City of Stillwater received $2,219,219 in sales tax from February 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in March 2018 and apportioned to the City in April 2018.

This is an increase of $104,819 (4.96 percent) compared to April 2017 apportionment, an increase year-to-date of $330,056 (1.40 percent) and current collections exceed the budget by $69,611 (0.29 percent).

Use tax apportioned to the City of Stillwater in April 2018 totaled $148,754, which is up $63,943 (75.39 percent) from April 2017, up year-to-date by $606,156 (49.45 percent) and over budget by $709,350 (63.18 percent).

Cigarette and tobacco tax apportioned to the City in April 2018 totaled $29,432, which is up from April 2017 by $1,725 (6.22 percent), down year-to-date by $4,197 (1.50 percent) and over budget by $10,903 (4.11 percent). 

Hotel and motel tax collected in March 2018 for February 2018 transactions totaled $44,464, which is less than March 2017 collections by $481 (1.07 percent), over year-to-date by $1,037 (0.18 percent) and over budget by $39,583 (7.20 percent). 

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.
 
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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater's March sales tax apportionment is 3.88 percent below last year's number

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / March 19, 2018) – The City of Stillwater received $2,134,495 in sales tax from January 2018 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in February 2018 and apportioned to the City in March 2018.

This is a decrease from March 2017 apportionment of $86,137 (3.88 percent), an increase year-to-date of $225,237 (1.05 percent) and collections are under budget by $11,806 (0.05 percent).

Use tax apportioned to the City of Stillwater in March 2018 was $171,502, which is up $79,693 (86.80 percent) from March 2017, up year-to-date by $542,214 (47.52 percent) and over the amended budget by $629,756 (59.78 percent). Robust collections on use tax continue to offset the slight shortfall in sales tax. 

Cigarette and tobacco tax apportioned in March 2018 totaled $20,040, which is down from March 2017 by $3,985 (16.59 percent), down year-to-date by $5,922 (2.34 percent) and over budget by $7,687 (3.21 percent). 

Hotel and motel tax collected in February 2018 on January 2018 transactions totaled $43,789, which is less than February 2017 collections by $12,860 (22.70 percent), over year-to-date by $1,517.65 (0.28 percent) and over budget by $37,118 (7.31 percent). 

For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.
 
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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s year-to-date sales tax collections are up 1.62 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Feb. 23, 2018) – The City of Stillwater received $2,334,183.02 in sales tax from December 2017 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in January 2018 and apportioned to the City in February 2018.
 
Sales tax collections exceeded December 2016 collections by $101,873 (4.56 percent), year-to-date collections were up by $311,374 (1.62 percent) and exceeded the budget by $98,909 (0.51 percent).
 
February 2018 use tax apportionment exceeded February 2017 by $18,507 (10.42 percent), year-to-date by $462,520 (44.08 percent) and the budget by $543,019 (56.05 percent).
 
Cigarette and tobacco tax apportioned to the City in February 2018 totaled $20,277.97, which is under February 2017 apportionment by $2,555 (11.19 percent), down year-to-date by $1,937 (0.85 percent) and over budget by $10,379 (4.79 percent).
 
Hotel and motel tax collected in January 2018 on December 2017 transactions totaled $44,690. This is up from January 2017 by $2,682 (6.38 percent), up year-to-date by $14,378 (2.96 percent) and over budget by $46,265 (10.18 percent).
 
For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.
 
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For media inquiries, contact the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Stillwater’s year-to-date sales tax collections are up 1.23 percent

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Jan. 19, 2018) – The Oklahoma Tax Commission remitted $2,533,786.60 of sales tax collections to the City of Stillwater for January 2018. These collections were from sales tax on November 2017 transactions that were reported to the commission in December 2017 and apportioned to the City this month. This is up $177,422 (7.53 percent) from collections in January 2017, is up year-to-date $209,501 (1.23 percent) and over budget by $21,742 (0.13 percent).
 
The use tax apportioned to the City in January 2018 was $181,822.25, which is up $80,357 (79.20 percent) compared to January 2017. It is also up year-to-date $444,014 (50.94 percent) and over budget as amended by $510,890 (63.48 percent).
 
The cigarette/tobacco tax apportioned to the City in January 2018 totaled $25,287.89, which is $2,359 below January 2017 receipts. Year-to-date this total is up $618 (0.30 percent) and over budget by $11,705 (6.0 percent).
 
Lodging tax for December 2017 totaled $78,728.42, which is up from December 2016 by $23,481 (42.5 percent), up year-to-date by $11,696 (2.63 percent) and over budget by $40,829 (9.83 percent).
 
For more information about the budget and taxes, visit the City’s Financial Center at http://stillwater.org/budget.
 
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