The Woodward News

November 24, 2012

Area communities see increased receipts


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Several area communities showed a significant jump in sales tax receipts in a report released this month by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Woodward was over the $1 million mark in the November disbursement while Alva, Fairview, Cherokee and Waynoka were among the communities showing big increases. Receipts also increased by good amounts in Beaver, Buffalo, Laverne, Shattuck and Seiling.

Woodward's total of approximately $1.1 million was up from the almost $895,000 from the state reporting period last year.

The collections represent the time frame from Sept. 16 to Sept. 30 and estimated sales from Oct. 1 through Oct. 14.

Statewide, the overall increase was nearly $5 million over the same time frame a year ago.

Some area counties also recorded big jumps in sales tax revenue, especially Woods, Beaver and Ellis counties.

City        2012        2011

Alva        426,708.24     283,514.45

Arnett    22,998.69    17,293.87

Beaver    45,460.59    36,109.99

Buffalo    38,633.44    26,091.39

Camargo    5,119.22    25,550.95

Canton    14,880.43    41,679.65

Cherokee    122,303.74    47,636.11

Fairview    173,701.05     137,455.86

Fargo    1,610.75    1,665.64

Forgan    3,478.66    3,273.98

Fort Supply    3,369.05    1,294.78

Freedom    5,620.88    1,412.33

Gage        11,111.17    4,397.77

Hooker    39,164.73    43,229.24

Laverne    59,793.21    27,631.94

Leedey    11,417.43    29,808.46

Longdale    4,913.30    4,546.36

Mooreland    29,353.68    25,175.97

Okeene    32,488.64    31,332.12

Seiling    50,495.44    43,711.88

Shattuck    58,413.05    46,690.31

Taloga    6,458.74         $49,915.53

Vici        20,764.51    14,907.97

Waynoka    113,663.62    39,977.45

Woodward    1,101,615.93   894,824.37

County    2011        2012

Beaver    354,065.40     151,678.29

Dewey    186,175.20     559,969.61

Ellis        657,994.43     426,176.10

Harper    121,928.60     142,255.80

Major    23,162.15    20,697.41

Woods    278,182.54    97.652.50

Woodward    319,389.82     252,851.95