Sale tax collections for Miami declined for the fourth straight month according to data released Monday by the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

December sales tax collections for Miami were $494,062.94, down from $522,334.61 in December 2015.

November’s collections were $516,677.35 and $505,960.51 in October. Collections in September were $544,947.82.

Also down were use tax collections: $26,772.91 for December 2016 compared to $32,558.87 for December 2015.

Use taxes are functionally equivalent to sales taxes. They are typically levied upon the use, storage, enjoyment, or other consumption in the state of tangible personal property that has not been subjected to a sales tax.

Afton, Fairland and Quapaw showed increases in sales tax collections.

Afton went from 25,871.72 in 2015 to $26,310.50 in 2016, an increase of $438.78.

Fairland had sales tax collections of $17,246.55 in 2016 compared to $16,569.51 in 2015.

Quapaw’s collections were up by $4,239.34 - $4,798.16 in 2015 and $9,037.40 for 2016.

Ottawa County sales tax collections for December were down $10,108.66 — $247,342.84 in 2016 and $257,450.90 in 2015.

Craig County sales tax collections were $201,824.27 in 2016 and $209,253.12 in 2015.

In Delaware County, 2016 collections were $376,928.51 compared to $363.739.87 for a year ago.

The December distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from October business.

Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically.

The monies they reported this period represent sales from Oct. 16 to Oct. 31 and estimated sales from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15.

The disbursement of $132,880,241 in sales tax collections was returned to 511 cities and towns reflecting a decrease of $5,359,034 from the $138,239,275 distributed to 512 cities and towns in December last year. The use tax disbursement of $11,323,853 was distributed between 400 cities and towns.

In county returns, 76 counties shared in a $27,933,630 sales tax disbursement. The use tax disbursement of $2,593,826 was distributed between 74 counties.

The following list includes sales and use tax rates and sales and use tax collections:

Ottawa County

Afton (3 percent) — $26,310.50, up from $25,871.72; $4,315.72, up from $2,727.60

Commerce (4 percent) — $24,586.07, down from $32,900.66; $1,106.58, up from $932.52

Fairland (3 percent) – $17,246.55, up from $16,569.51; $2,050.91, down from $2,61.92

Miami (3 percent) — $494,062.94, down from $522,334.61; $26,772.91, down from $32,558.87

North Miami (3 percent) — $2,270.13, down from $2,889.18; no use tax

Quapaw (3 percent) — $9,037.40, up from $4,798.16; $8,831.06, up from $874.65

Wyandotte (3 percent) — $8,784.22, down from $9,742.60; $14,604.55, up from $5,321.91

Craig County

Bluejacket (2 percent) — $1,674.00, down from $1,729.33; no use tax

Welch (2 percent) — $6,522.78, down from $8,129.45; $697.20, down from $1,382.21