Shawnee city sales tax collections are down for September, compared to the same month a year ago.

Shawnee city sales tax collections are down for September, compared to the same month a year ago.

Chance Allison, finance director and city treasurer, reports the September sales tax check received this month was $1,499,363.37, a little more than $6,000 higher than September 2017, which was $1,493,326.68.

“Sales tax receipts fell $54,093.07, or 3.48 percent, over the previous month's collection, which is in line with historical trends for September receipts,” Allison said. “Overall, sales taxes collected in fiscal year 2019 for July, August and September are $4,619,189.89, which is up $28,408.72, or 0.62 percent, over the same period of collections in fiscal year 2018.”

On an annualized basis, Allison said the city is projecting sales tax collections for fiscal year 2019 to be approximately 0.50 percent — 1 percent above fiscal year 2018 collections.

County

Pottawatomie County's sales tax collections for September showed a decrease in revenue over September 2017. Treasurer Wendy Magnus reported this month's collections totaled $635,486.95, down from the same month a year ago when $650,454.87 was received –– a decrease of $14,967.92.