Shoppers in Edmond pay an 8.25 percent sales tax on purchases; 4.5 percent goes to the state and 3.75 percent is returned to the city.
Of the city's portion, 2 percent goes to the general fund and a half percent goes to construct the public safety center. The remaining city sales tax money that does not go into the general fund is divided among firefighters, the police department and capital improvements as designated by voters.
Edmond in its November check received $2,612,459 from the 2 percent designated for the general fund. That was $268,687 or 11.46 percent above the anticipated monthly amount.