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 the city.
Of the city's portion, 2 percent goes to the general fund and a half cent 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 January check received $2,482,547 from the 2 percent designated for the general fund. That was $104,572 or 4.4 percent above the anticipated monthly amount.
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