Enid is one of three area county seats to have higher retail sales than reported in December 2016.
Oklahoma Tax Commission reports for December show Enid sales are up $3.6 million, or 5.6 percent, from sales reported in December 2016. Overall, year to date, retail sales are down 0.1 percent.
“This increase is an encouraging sign of improving sales tax receipts for the city,” City Manager Jerald Gilbert said.
Net taxable sales for Woodward, in Woodward County, are up $1.6 million, or 6.8 percent. Sales are up 3.7 percent year to date.
A report for Fairview, located in Major County, shows a $1.4 million, or 50.3 percent, increase in net taxable sales. Year to date, sales are up 29.3 percent.
Alva, in Woods County, has a $634,256, or 7.9 percent, decrease in net taxable sales. Year to date, retail sales are down 1.9 percent.
Net taxable sales for Cherokee, located in Alfalfa County, are down $113,326, or 7.3 percent. Year to date, sales are down 4.3 percent.
Medford, located in Grant County, has a $91,702, or 9.8 percent, decrease in net taxable sales. Retail sales, year to date, have decreased 2.5 percent.
A report for Watonga, in Blaine County, shows a $279,966, or 5.3 percent, decrease in net taxable sales, and a year to date increase of 52.4 percent.
Net taxable sales for Kingfisher, located in Kingfisher County, are down $6.9 million, or 37.6 percent. Year to date, sales are up 12.5 percent.
Sales tax revenue distributed this month is based on sales from late October and early November.
Story provided by: Enid News
Written by: Jessica Miller