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Stillwater’s June tax apportionment shows impacts of COVID-19

Released:Jun 11, 2020

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MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 11, 2020) – The City of Stillwater’s June 2020 sales and use tax collection totaled $2,179,690. The collection is based off April transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in May and apportioned to the City in June.

This is a decrease from June 2019 total collections by $486,904 (18.26 percent) and collections fell below budget projections for June 2020 by $491,81 (18.41 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in June 2020 was $1,967,128, which is down $500,095 (20.27 percent) from June 2019 and fell below budget projections for June 2020 by $490,641 (19.96 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in June 2020 was $212,562, which is up $13,191 (6.62 percent) from June 2019 and fell below budget projections for June 2020 by $1,140 (0.53 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in June 2020 totaled $18,033, which is down from June 2019 collections by $60,028 (76.90 percent), and fell below budget projections by $56,962 (75.95 percent).

In Oklahoma, sales tax is the largest source of recurring revenue for municipalities. With large segments of the economy, including businesses that generate sales tax, shutting down in mid-March 2020 to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the City of Stillwater’s revenues were expected to decline sharply.

The future health of sales tax revenue is dependent on our community’s ability to reopen businesses, reemploy our citizens, reengage public activity and events, and bring our student population back to town. Sales tax collections will be monitored very closely in the coming months, and amendments to the City’s budget will be made as needed.

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 latest sales and use tax report available

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 27, 2020) – The City of Stillwater’s May 2020 sales and use tax collection totaled $2,245,478. The collection is based off March transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in April and apportioned to the City in May.

This is a decrease from May 2019 total collections by $310,558 (12.15 percent) and collections fell below budget projections for May 2020 by $300,545 (11.80 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in May 2020 was $2,028,636, which is down $277,067 (12.02 percent) from May 2019 and fell below budget projections for May 2020 by $268,231 (11.68 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in May 2020 was $216,842, which is down $33,491 (13.38 percent) from May 2019 and fell below budget projections for May 2020 by $32,314 (12.97 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in May 2020 totaled $28,737, which is down from May 2019 collections by $35,794 (55.47 percent), and fell below budget projections by $38,067 (56.98 percent).

In Oklahoma, sales tax is the largest source of recurring revenue for municipalities. With large segments of the economy, including businesses that generate sales tax, shutting down in mid-March 2020 to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the City of Stillwater’s revenues were expected to decline sharply. Because of the lag in the City’s receipt of sales tax, the revenue impact related to the shutdown will not be known until at least June 2020 when the City receives sales tax revenue for the April 2020 sales period.

The future health of sales tax revenue is dependent on our community’s ability to reopen businesses, reemploy our citizens, reengage public activity and events, and bring our student population back to town. Sales tax collections will be monitored very closely in the coming months, and amendments to the City’s budget will be made as needed.

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 latest sales and use tax report available

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / May 6, 2020) – The City of Stillwater’s April 2020 sales and use tax collection totaled $2,491,297. The collection is based off February transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in March and apportioned to the City in April.

This is an increase from April 2019 total collections by $178,463 (7.72 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for April 2020 by $167,576 (7.21 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in April 2020 was $2,255,489, which is up $126,534 (5.94 percent) from April 2019 and exceeded budget projections for April 2020 by $134,692 (6.35 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in April 2020 was $235,808, which is up $51,929 (28.24 percent) from April 2019 and exceeded budget projections for April 2020 by $32,884 (16.21 percent).

Hotel/motel tax remitted to the City in April 2020 totaled $54,002, which is up from April 2019 collections by $8,182 (17.86 percent), and exceeded budget projections by $6,568 (13.85 percent).

In Oklahoma, sales tax is the largest source of recurring revenue for municipalities. With large segments of the economy, including businesses that generate sales tax, shutting down in mid-March 2020 to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the City of Stillwater’s revenues are most likely going to decline sharply. Because of the lag in the City’s receipt of sales tax, the revenue impact related to the shutdown will not be known until at least June 2020 when the City receives sales tax revenue for the April 2020 sales period.

The future health of sales tax revenue is dependent on our community’s ability to reopen businesses, reemploy our citizens, reengage public activity and events, and bring our student population back to town. Sales tax collections will be monitored very closely in the coming months, and amendments to the City’s budget will be made as needed.

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 March sales and use tax collections exceed budget projections by 11.38 percent

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / April 13, 2020) – The City of Stillwater’s March 2020 sales and use tax collection totaled $2,473,111. The collection is based off January transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in February and apportioned to the City in March.

This is an increase from March 2019 total collections by $188,703 (8.26 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for March 2020 by $252,592 (11.38 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in February 2020 was $2,268,329, which is up $167,414 (7.97 percent) from March 2019 and exceeded budget projections for March 2020 by $175,465 (8.38 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in March 2020 was $204,782, which is up $21,289 (11.60 percent) from March 2019 and exceeded budget projections for March 2020 by $77,127 (60.42 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 March 2020 totaled $44,589, which is up from March 2019 collections by $6,807 (18.02 percent), and exceeded budget projections by $5,476 (14 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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City February sales & use tax collections up 6.36 percent from last year

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / March 4, 2020) – The City of Stillwater’s February sales and use tax collection totaled $2,653,069. The collection is based off December 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in January 2020 and apportioned to the City in February 2020.

This is an increase from February 2019 total collections by $158,679 (6.36 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for February 2020 by $240,363 (9.96 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in February 2020 was $2,359,393, which is up $105,043 (4.66 percent) from February 2019 and exceeded budget projections for February 2020 by $113,682 (5.06 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in February 2020 was $293,676, which is up $53,636 (22.34 percent) from February 2019 and exceeded budget projections for February 2020 by $126,681 (75.86 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 January 2020 totaled $56,038, which is up from February 2019 collections by $17,521 (45.49 percent), and exceeded budget projections by $16,164 (40.54 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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City January sales & use tax collections up 8.29 percent from last year

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Feb. 7, 2020) – The City of Stillwater’s January sales and use tax collection totaled $2,822,615. The collection is based off November 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in December 2019 and apportioned to the City in January 2020.

This is an increase from January 2019 total collections by $216,138 (8.29 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for January 2020 by $292,488 (11.56 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in January 2020 was $2,541,297, which is up $155,679 (6.53 percent) from January 2019 and exceeded budget projections for January 2020 by $164,821 (6.94 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in January 2020 was $281,318, which is up $60,459 (27.37 percent) from January 2019 and exceeded budget projections for January 2020 by $127,667 (83.09 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 January 2020 totaled $77,277, which is up from January 2019 collections by $27,407 (54.96 percent), and exceeded budget projections by $25,650 (0.49.68 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.


City’s December sales & use tax collections exceed budget projections by 6.12 percent

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Jan. 8, 2020) – The City of Stillwater’s December sales and use tax collection totaled $2,754,607. The collection is based off October 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in November 2019 and apportioned to the City in December 2019.

This is an increase from December 2018 total collections by $77,455 (2.89 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for December 2019 by $158,777 (6.12 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in December 2019 was $2,531,337, which is up $90,688 (3.72 percent) from December 2018 and exceeded budget projections for December 2019 by $100,041 (4.11 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in December 2019 was $223,270, which is down $13,233 (5.60 percent) from December 2018 and exceeded budget projections for December 2019 by $58,736 (35.70 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 December 2019 totaled $92,887, which is up from December 2018 collections by $3,257 (3.63 percent), and exceeded budget projections by $100 (0.11 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.


Total sales & use tax collection exceeds projections by 5.89 percent

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Dec. 6, 2019) – The City of Stillwater’s November sales and use tax collection totaled $2,696,760. The collection is based off September 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in October 2019 and apportioned to the City in November 2019.

This is an increase from November 2018 total collections by $90,785 (3.48 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for November 2019 by $150,099 (5.89 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in November 2019 was $2,487,108, which is up $45,304 (1.86 percent) from November 2018 and exceeded budget projections for November 2019 by $54,661 (2.25 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in November 2019 was $209,652, which is up $45,481 (27.70 percent) from November 2018 and exceeded budget projections for November 2019 by $95,438 (83.56 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 October 2019 totaled $78,399, which is up from November 2018 collections by $4,992 (6.8 percent), and below budget projections by $13,997 (15.15 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.


October total tax collection down 1.08 percent from last year

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Nov. 5, 2019) – October’s sales and use tax collection totaled $3,016,587. The collection is based off August 2019 transactions that were reported to the Oklahoma Tax Commission in September 2019 and apportioned to the City in October 2019.

This is a decrease from October 2018 total collections by $32,952 (1.08 percent) and collections exceeded budget projections for October 2019 by $47,281 (1.59 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s sales tax collections in October 2019 was $2,750,311, which is down $71,096 (2.52 percent) from October 2018 and fell below budget projections for October 2019 by $60,284 (2.14 percent).

The City of Stillwater’s use tax collections in October 2019 was $266,276, which is up $38,144 (16.72 percent) from October 2018 and exceeded budget projections for October 2019 by $107,565 (67.77 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 October 2019 totaled $74,731, which is down from October 2018 collections by $14,522 (16.27 percent), and below budget projections by $1,262 (1.66 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.


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

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


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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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 Decemb

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