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OKC sales tax collections climb 2.3 percent in latest report period

by William Crum Published: August 15, 2014
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Sales tax collections grew in the latest reporting period, up 2.3 percent over the same month a year ago but short of Oklahoma City’s target of 3.9 percent for the month.

Combined with July’s strong results, “that puts us right on target through the first two months of the fiscal year,” said Doug Dowler, the city’s budget director.

The August check from the Oklahoma Tax Commission for the city’s general fund was $18.3 million.

Sales taxes are the biggest single revenue source for the general fund, which covers day-to-day expenses for services including police and fire protection

The 2014-15 general fund totals about $415 million.

by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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