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Sales Tax Collections Down, Use Tax Collections Up in May for Tulsa

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Oklahoma Watch
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Last month’s numbers are in, and Tulsa’s sales tax collections continue to disappoint.

Sales tax revenue for mid-April through mid-May totaled $18.5 million dollars. That’s down 3.4 percent from a year ago, and it’s 5.3 percent below city budget estimates.

There is some good news. Use tax collections came in at $2.2 million, up nearly 12 percent from last year and more than 10 percent ahead of projections.

Total collections for both taxes so far this year are up less than 1 percent from a year ago. The revenues account for two-thirds of the city general fund.