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Oklahoma City’s March sales tax summary
The March sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were down 3.9 percent compared to the same month last year, below the monthly projection by 8.8 percent.
The March report includes collections for the last half of January and estimated collections in the first half of February, which total about $21.3 million for the General Fund. That’s around $1.9 million below the projection.
March is the ninth month of fiscal year 2019. General Fund sales tax revenue is 0.1 percent (about $179,000) below the year-to-date projection.
The March report snaps a streak of 22 straight months of year-over-year sales tax revenue growth.
The General Fund pays for the City’s day-to-day operations. Sales tax is the City’s largest single source of revenue.
The City collected around $35.6 million in total sales tax revenue during the March reporting period, including collections for the General Fund, Police, Fire, the Zoo and Better Streets, Safer City.
Read the full March sales tax report here.
About sales tax
The overall sales tax rate in most of Oklahoma City is 8.625 percent, and 4.125 cents of each dollar in taxable sales goes to the City. Of that, 2 ¼ cents is allocated to the City’s General Fund, one cent goes to Better Streets, Safer City sales tax projects, three-fourths of a cent is dedicated to Police and Fire, and one-eighth of a cent goes to the Zoo. The rest of the sales tax belongs to the state.
Note: Oklahoma City businesses located in Cleveland and Canadian Counties collect a slightly higher sales tax rate due to county sales tax.
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